Kia Stephens | Proverbs 31 Ministries “When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, ‘Give me children, or I’ll die!’” Genesis 30:1 (NIV) It began with a seemingly harmless perusal of a friend's photo on Instagram. What a cute picture of … Continue reading Avoiding the Comparison Trap
“The archers have sorely grieved him, shot at him and hated him: But his bow abode in strength and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob (from thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel).” (Genesis 49:23, 24) It must have been a fine sight … Continue reading Joseph Attacked by the Archers.
"And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn." - Gen_29:26 We do not excuse Laban for his dishonesty, but we scruple not to learn from the custom which he quoted as his excuse. There are some things which must be taken in order, and … Continue reading And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country…
Sometimes you expect you’re getting a Rachel and you wake up with a Leah. Okay, I know that example might connect better with a guy, but you get the point. Let me try that again. What do you do after you’ve crossed the Red Sea of obstacles, only to be dying of thirst at Marah … Continue reading Moving Past Disappointment
originally posted by Steven P. Wickstrom In Genesis chapter 27, Jacob had already swindled his brother Esau out of the birthright, and now he had deceitfully taken away the blessing of their father Isaac. Esau, having been double-crossed twice, was so angry that he was preparing to kill Jacob. When their mother, Rebekah, found out … Continue reading Rachel and Leah – a tale of two sisters