Updated: May 31
“For I have seen how Laban has treated you.”
(Genesis 31:12 NLT) '12 And he said, ‘Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.'
For twenty years, Jacob did the right thing and worked faithfully for his father-in-law, Laban. But Laban was continually deceitful, dishonest, manipulative, and conniving in his agreements with Jacob. Because of God’s favor on Jacob, Laban became rich. Nevertheless, Laban tried to hold Jacob back and decreased his wages ten times. But God saw the injustice. Because Jacob kept passing the test, taking the high road, God blessed Jacob with a sudden increase in his flocks and amazing abundance.
Payback time! People may think they’re getting the best of you, but God sees what’s happening. He knows how to pay you back for what should have been yours. Deceptive people and manipulators are not going to get the best of you. Don’t get upset if people leave you out, push you down, or don’t keep their word. You’re not on their payroll; you’re on God’s payroll. They may have manipulated you, but they can’t manipulate our God. When He’s ready to pay
you back, all the forces of darkness cannot stop Him.
(Galatians 6:7-9 ESV) '7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.'
Prayer for Today:
Father, thank You that You keep the records straight, and You’ve seen every unfairness I’ve experienced and how it has impacted my life. Thank You that You know how to pay me back. I declare that You are my vindicator, and You will make my wrongs right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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Take Care Family,
Sister In Christ
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