Genesis 30 – Reading Note – Jacob Gets Rich

  • Jacob wanted to return home although (presumably) his mother had not sent word of Esau’s forgiveness. (v 25, 26)
  • For some reason, Jacob had to ask Laban to give him his wife and children so he could leave. (v 25, 26)
  • Laban was insightful enough to see that the LORD blessed him because of Jacob.
  • Jacob wanted to prove his honesty with Laban’s flock (33)
  • Laban wasn’t a very honest man. His deception in giving Jacob Leah in place of Rachel should have been a hint. Then after promising to give Jacob all the spotted, speckled and dark-colored animals on his flock, he removed them.
  • Jacob fixed that, however. He devised a method for making the flock produce spotted animals, effectively taking the healthy ones for himself. It was his due anyway and he would not be cheated from it although I think he could have been a bit nicer and left some of the strong animals for Laban.
  • I wonder how Jacob’s method for producing spotted flock worked.
  • And that was how Jacob became very rich. God blessed him, but he had some hand in it too. Perhaps it is true that heaven helps those who help themselves.
Advertisements

Published by

Tracy

I’m Tracy

5 thoughts on “Genesis 30 – Reading Note – Jacob Gets Rich”

What did you think of my post?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s