Tag: Rachel

  • January 15 – Dealing with Disappointment

    Reading Gen. 34:1-35:29 Devotional In these two chapters GOD tells us three sad events that occurred in Jacob’s family. First, Jacob’s daughter Dinah is severely mistreated by Shechem the Hivite. Second, Jacob’s wife Rachel—whom he loved most—died while giving birth to their son Benjamin. Third, Jacob’s father Isaac dies. These were very difficult days for…

  • January 14 – Trusting GOD can be Scary

    Reading Gen. 31:1-33:20 Devotional After Jacob had been with his father-in-law Laban for over twenty years, GOD told him to return to his family. GOD promised to be with him and to bless him.  But Jacob had not forgotten the reason why he fled to Haran in the first place. What if Esau was still…

  • January 13 – Dealing with Dishonest People

    Reading Gen. 29:1-30:43 Devotional When Jacob fled his home for fear of Esau he went east until he found his uncle Laban’s family. Laban welcomed Jacob into his home. After a month Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what should your wages be?”…