September 6, 2010 · 6:19 AM
(fell behind last week, later today i will post for today, and back on track! noticed i have a few stalking w/o commenting, please comment, your thoughts are safe here, no condemnation)
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Genesis 25:29-34 /Genesis 27:1-10
Jacob was named the “Deceiver”, remember grasping his brothers heel at birth. This family had some issues! Parents you favored one more then the other, a son who would sell his future for a bowl of food, the other who would gladly take it all, and a mother who keep the secret, and send her son away to protect him from the other.
WOW! Still God’s plan. HE knew they would choose these things, and HIS greater glory would still shine through them. I am always amazed when looking at this family line, and the fact that God had every bit of it written down for us to know and see, HIS mercy and grace, His plan that can not be stopped. Faithfulness.
Which of these family members gets your attention? Are you amazed at how God makes a plan that would not look anything like the plan we would make? Thoughts?
2 responses to “Abundant Grace Day 5~Deception”
“WOW! Still God’s plan. HE knew they would choose these things, and HIS greater glory would still shine through them”
This always amazes me. Especially in those times when I hear myself screaming inside my head, “How could this happen!?!” Still God’s plan…if it (whatever it may be) could destroy me, He would not have allowed it to come into my life, for He is about finishing the work He started…and making “good” out of my mess.
On the other side of some “Jacob” choices, He is working all things together for good…
I guess I one of those not always commenting. Sorry! Guess I should though often you have said it so well, I have nothing to add. However, a bit of encouragement is always good, I realize.
At any rate, I love your perspective on this one. That God knew how it would go, yet still chose to use this family. We are so critical of those who do not live up to our expectations of them (and their conduct!) So unforgiving.
I remain grateful that it is God who judges the hearts and not us.
Thank you for your diligence in doing this study, Darla.