JACOB TRICK STUDY ON JACOB TRICK STORY WITH JACOB TRICK
Weíre back again with more
Bread. As you recall, in our previous story, we read about Jacob, who now has eleven sons
and one daughter and he wants to go back to his homeland. He has worked 14
years for his Uncle Laban, who has been blessed because of Jacob being there.
Naturally, Laban wants Jacob to stay, and offers him to name his price.
Jacob said to Laban, You know that
Iíve worked hard for you and when I got here, how little you had. The Lord
has blessed you since Iíve been here. I should provide for my own family
Laban said, What can I give you?
Jacob answered, Nothing, but do this for me. Iíll still tend your flock.
Today Iíll go through all your flock and separate all the speckled and
spotted cattle and goats, and all the brown sheep and from these I will be
paid. Later on, my righteousness will speak for itself. All that are not
speckled and spotted and brown sheep will be yours and the others will be my
payment. Laban agreed to the deal.
JACOB TRICK LESSON WITH JACOB TRICK EXPLANATION AND JACOB TRICK SUMMARY
You know Jacob wasnít an outdoorsman
before he went to Haran, but he learned a lot and was clever about it, as
well as being blessed by God. The Lord gave him wisdom to work through
the trials and tribulation that he faced in his life. See, all the animals drank at the same
trough, both Jacobís and Labanís alike. So Jacob took some tree limbs and
peeled them to make them look striped. He put the limbs in front of the
animals in the gutters of the watering troughs. When they came to drink,
they conceived looking at the limbs and their babies were born speckled and
spotted, so, as part of the deal, they became Jacob's property. As time passed he
chose only the stronger animals to set these limbs in front of, and his
spotted flocks and herds grew stronger and Labanís were feeble. Jacobís
livestock grew and grew and he had many servants and camels and donkeys. He
was ready to leave his father-in-lawís now and raise his family on his own
land, the land that God promised he would return to.
Now what do you think Laban thought
about all of this? Does it seem fair? What about the trick Laban
played on Jacob and had him work an additional 7 years? Weíll talk more about that and about Jacobís next move
in our next Daily Bread.