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Genesis 31:17-32:12

So much “stuff’ and so little time to dwell on everything that pops out at me going through the text: Lett’s see, there is fleeing to avoid confrontation but the confrontation catches up with Jacob; household gods, where are they and who took them; a treaty called for by Laban only because he was confronted by Jacob with his duplicitous actions (when you can’t respond change the topic and don’t ask for forgiveness call a truce); and now Esau is coming with an army of 400 men, or so it appears. This is a very busy passage but what really caught my eye and my interest this read though was Jacobs finally calling out to God in prayer for protection.


Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, O Lord, you said to me, 'Return to your land and to your relatives and I will make you prosper.' I am not worthy of all the faithful love you have shown your servant. With only my walking stick I crossed the Jordan, but now I have become two camps. Rescue me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, as well as the mothers with their children. But you said, 'I will certainly make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand on the seashore, too numerous to count.' "
(Genesis 32:9-12 NET.)

For the first time Jacob faces his fears, doubts, and holds them up to God in the light of His promises. Somewhere in the back of his mind, he brings up to the forefront of his memory what God had told him twenty years before. God has spoken to each of each through His Word and to our hearts. He has laid out the paths He has planned for us before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 2:10), our job is to find that path. It thrills my heart to know that I have access to a God, a true god that never gives up on me or disposes of me when I fail to maintain and keep my part of the covenant. God is truly faithful when I am faithless.

Grace and peace,
Ramona

Yes! God is faithful and true! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!! Comments and Q.O.T.D. 1) I pursue wisdom by fellow shipping with my Father and fellow believers. IRON sharpens iron- I believe in reading the bible and meditating on Gods word and allowing His wisdom to lead and guide you to where you need to he spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. Be blessed!

Greetings Mike, brothers & sisters,
Proverbs 3:16-18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are highways of pleasantness and favor, And all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy [blessed, considered fortunate, to be admired] is everyone who holds her tightly.
I learned the following from the Let God be True website on Proverbs 3:16.
(http://www.letgodbetrue.com/proverbs/commentaries/03_16.php)
"Length of days is long life.
Riches are financial and professional success.
Honour is personal respect from others.
What better combinations are there?
Yet, there are even better rewards in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The wisdom of the gospel leads to eternal life, spiritual riches, and the honor of being an adopted son of God."
Matthew 7:13-14 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The Narrow and Wide Gates
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad and easy to travel is the path that leads the way to destruction and eternal loss, and there are many who enter through it.
14 But small is the gate and narrow and difficult to travel is the path that leads the way to [everlasting] life, and there are few who find it.
In our Christian walk today, may we seek God and hold tightly onto His wisdom, there we will find true life, riches and honor.
Blessings!
Joyce

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