RACHEL AND LEAH
RACHEL AND LEAH
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Welcome back to
Daily Bread, I hope
you are having a SON-sational day. I'm kinda excited to show ya what
happens next so let's get to the study, shall we? When we left off the last
time, Jacob was on his way to his Uncle Labanís to hide from Esau until he
cooled down about having his birthright and blessing overtaken by Jacob.
Jacob had a dream about a ladder that reached Heaven with angels on it, and
spoke to God, who promised Jacob the blessings of the Covenant that He made
with his father Isaac and his grandfather Abraham before him. All in
all, things were looking very bright for Jacob.
He continued on his journey to Haran which is the same place where Abrahamís
family settled after they left Ur of the Chaldees two generations before.
That was a safe distance, being as it was nearly 500 miles away from his
brother who sought to kill him. In our contemporary world we really
take for granted the modern methods of transportation that we use. In
those days, you didnít just gas up the camel and go. You needed
provisions for it as well as for yourself for days on end of travel through
desert conditions that were arid in the daytime and shivering at night.
Donít forget about the friendly wildlife that may be abiding close by
(wolves, coyote, boar) and the smaller insect types that reside in desert
conditions (scorpions, centipedes, snakes). And, what about
those sleeping accommodations anyway? Maps? There probably
werenít even gadgets like compasses that we now consider inadequate. Was
Jacob overjoyed about the protection that the Lord promised that night with
over 400 miles to go still? In our lives today, are we satisfied and
some have even become soft with the accommodations that the modern
technology has provided. Beware those resources being removed by some
catastrophe and being placed in a world where you must depend more on the
old school method of things. There are many opportunities when you
read stories from the Bible to strengthen different characteristics in your
own self that you admire of your heroes. Watch and see in different
instances how God rewards patience and gratitude and what happens to those
who complain. Just a little Daily Bread crumb for everyone to digest.
Now, on with the story. Jacob neared the city he was traveling to and he
came to a field with a well where three flocks of sheep were lying. A huge
stone covered the mouth of the well. Shepherds gathered their flocks there
and when it was time to water the sheep, the stone was rolled away. Jacob
asked the shepherds where they were from and they told him they were from
Haran. He asked if they knew Laban and if he was well. They told him that
He was well and that his daughter Rachel would be arriving soon with her
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When Rachel got there with the flock, Jacob rolled the stone
from the mouth of the well and watered the sheep for her. Jacob fell in
love with Rachel immediately and it moved him to tears. He kissed her and
told her that he was Rebekahís son and Rachel ran and told her father.
When Laban heard the news that his nephew was there he ran to
greet him and brought Jacob to his house. Jacob told Laban the reason why
he was there and Laban welcomed him to stay with them.
After a month had passed, Laban said to Jacob, Just because you
are family, you shouldnít work for nothing. What can I pay you?
Laban had two daughters. Rachel was the younger of the two and
the oldest was Leah. Rachel was beautiful and Leah was plain.
Jacob said, Iíll work for seven years for your younger daughter
Rachel. Laban said, Itís better that I give her to you than anybody else.
Stay with me. And Jacob worked for the seven years for Rachel, but his love
for her was so deep that it seemed like only a few days to him.
Jacob told Laban, I have worked for seven years, now I would
like to marry Rachel. Laban gathered his friends and made a feast. When it
was dark, Laban took his oldest daughter Leah and sent her in to Jacob.
In the morning, Jacob saw that it wasnít Rachel and was furious
with Laban. What have you done to me? Didnít I work for you for Rachel?
Why did you deceive me?
Laban answered, In our country the younger shouldnít be given in
marriage before the oldest. Stay with Leah for a week, and then you can
have Rachel for a wife too, but youíll have to work another seven years for
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So, after one week, Jacob married Rachel, then worked for Laban
another seven years. Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah, and when the Lord
saw that Leah was hated, he enabled her to have children, but Rachel was
Have you ever noticed that God always sticks up for the underdog? Leah
must have had a good heart, and thatís what God sees, not the outward
appearance (1 Samuel 16:7).
Here is a little Daily Bread crumb of information. In the days
of the Bible, a personís name was a very important part of who they were.
It was a one word story of what your parents hoped for you or prophecy of a
personís future. It often revealed an event or incident that happened just
before or at the time the child was born. The name Leah
means weary or tired. The Bible says that she was
ďtenderĒ eyed. You can imagine how a personís name could affect someoneís
Leah conceived and had a son. She said, the Lord has seen my
suffering and she named him Reuben, which means, Who sees the son. And she
conceived again and had another son and said the Lord has heard that I was
hated, and she called him Simeon, which means hearing. She had a third son,
and she said, because I have given him three sons, this time my husband will
be joined to me. She named the child Levi, which means, Joined with him.
Leah had a fourth son, and said I will praise the Lord, and she named him
Judah, which means, Praise. After that, Leah stopped having children.
An interesting start for Jacobís family, and a few interesting
things for you to ponder on as well. Taking things for granted, gratitude,
becoming more like our heroes, and looking beyond beauty to the heart of
Next time weíll find out more about the life of Jacob and his
wish to go back to his home country so click on to Daily Bread