(trying to keep up with schedules while nursing a back injury is not my stong suit. Sorry, i need to post once a week for now. If any of you would like to post something from this study, let me know, or leave a comment with a link, or email me and we will work something out so you can do that. Please keep moving with this study…)
Are you amazed yet with the happenings in this family line? At times they have me shaking my head, and at other times wondering what they were thinking…then realizing they are just people just like us…not perfect, paying for their bad choices, and still blessed beyond what they even know.
Jacob~ deciever…wrestles with God…receives a new name that will soon be the name of a new nation..then he learns what deception is like at the hand of Laban..he ends up working 14 years for the hand of Rachel.
Judah~ caught with a prostitute bc he ripped her off in his family, by not giving her what was rightfully hers. Tamar, taught Judah a thing about deception..she was still wrong in how she did it, but deception seems to run deep in this family. Then remember..Judah talked his brothers into selling Joseph but telling their Father he was killed…
Deception…it just seems to grow and grow…how often have we felt the hand of deception and how many times have we dealt the hand of deception? No Matter… God took their bad and made it good..thats what HE does. This does not mean that we should continue in that, or that we should condone a deceptive person. The bottom line to me, GOD’s plan is full proof or fool proof! HE has a plan and it will work 100%, and nothing we do or anyone else does will change that plan. Our choice is to walk in HIS blessing or walk in the curse.
Jacob..Judah..Tamar.. all in the family line of Jesus. I love that GOD put this in the Bible easy for us to track. DO you see that our lives and family lines are not that different? Sinners, i need of redemption. Thoughts???
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