Choosing God Instead of the World – Recap of Week-1
What a week we’ve had traveling through the early stories of Jacob, from his birth as a twin to his most recent ordeal of thinking he had married Rachel, only to wake up to discover it was Leah he had married. We’ve seen him trick his twin brother, Esau, out of his birthright … deceive his father, Isaac out of the covenant blessing that rightfully belonged to Esau … leave home and family to look for a wife among his mother’s people – an unplanned trip prompted by Esau’s plan to kill Jacob … connect with his mother’s people, fall in love with Rachel, work for his uncle Laban for seven years on the promise of Rachel’s hand in marriage, and now realizing that Laban had deceived him just as he [Jacob] had deceived his brother and father. I think you would agree we’ve seen some pretty good examples of why we should choose God over the world – why we should walk by the Spirit and not by the flesh.
During our second week we will explore the rest of Genesis 29 through Genesis 32 with a couple of side-trips through the New Testament as well as the Psalms and Proverbs. I hope you’ll stick with me on this journey through God’s Word – as we explore the ways and benefits of Choosing God Instead Of The World .
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