Abide Together: Reflections on Genesis 31
In Genesis 31 Jacob ends up packing up his wives and children and heading back to the land of his fathers, the land of Canaan. He went because God told him to go and nothing was going to keep God from accomplishing His purposes in Jacob. God was for Jacob. Even though Laban treated him poorly, Jacob said, “God did not allow him to hurt me.” God was for Jacob. Laban even understood that God was for Jacob as seen in his words, “It is in my power to do you harm, but the God of your father spoke to me last night…” God was for Jacob. Later Jacob says to Laban, “God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night.” God was for Jacob. In Romans 8:31, Paul asks the question, “If God is for us, who is against us?” God is for His people and therefore nothing can stand in HIS way in accomplishing all HIS purposed for HIS people. Lord, thank you for being for me.
– Bryan McKenzie
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