Confession: I’m not following the plan exactly. I was actually supposed to only read to 28:20 yesterday and then 40:11 today… but I just can’t stop reading in the middle of the paragraph. So somedays I’ll have to read a little more, others a little less.
Jacob meets Rachael. While it sounds so romantic that a guy would work for a girl for 7 years, did he seriously not know he was making love to the wrong woman???? I don’t get that. Was is completely dark and she didn’t say a word? I know this isn’t spiritual at all, but that is what I thought when I read it. Poor Leah though. But the Lord had favor on her and she bore children, which again, he apparently didn’t not love her too much to have a bunch of children with her (not to mention the 2 servants)… I digress. Just saying that I don’t get it.
And what makes a sheep or a goat have spotted offspring just by the rods it looks at while it’s mating?
I wonder what happened to Esau over those twenty some years when Jacob was away. If I were Jacob, I would have been afraid too. Esau wanted to kill him the last we heard. But I guess his success made him happy. Even though he didn’t receive the blessing from his father, he still seemed to do OK.
I have heard so many sermons on Joseph, that I really don’t much new to say. He was upright in his business, yet maybe a little to prideful with his brothers. He was young though 😉 He just got thrown in jail, will read the rest tomorrow. Now I have the play going on in my head… lol