Talks for Growing Christians
The Last Six Years of Jacob’s Sojourn in Haran
Lesson Number 69
- The blessing of the Lord on the believer’s life ripples out to the unbeliever.
- The blessing of the Lord on the believer’s life requires no shenanigans from the believer.
- Are you a boss like Laban?
- Why did Laban want Jacob to stay, even after he had served him well for fourteen years?
- How did the blessing of the Lord on Jacob ripple out to Laban?
- How was this truth seen in the life of Joseph?
- What are shenanigans?
- How did Laban treat Jacob concerning a work contract?
- Laban realized that he had become prosperous because of God’s blessing on Jacob, and he didn’t want that to come to an end.
- Even though Laban was an unbeliever, the Lord’s blessing on Jacob was seen in Laban’s life. “What you had before I came was little.” (Genesis 30:30). Laban became more prosperous as a result of Jacob’s presence with him.
- Blessings came to the pagan Pharaoh and Egypt as a result of God’s blessing on Joseph’s life. See Genesis 41.
- They are questionable practices of conduct. Jacob did not have to do shenanigans, nor did Abraham and Sarah to obtain the blessing of God on their lives.
- All Laban cared about was his own advancement and wealth. He changed the contract to suit his purposes, without any concern for Jacob.
- The blessing of the Lord on the believer’s life ripples out to the unbeliever. This divine principle operates as a testimony to the unbeliever. Can you document this in a contemporary situation?
- If you have people working for you, even around the home, consider what kind of a boss you are. The Christian employer should set a high standard. What kind of a testimony do you have because of your treatment of others?
- Do others see God’s hand of blessing on you, and on others because of you? Do others see Christ in you?
- “Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my country.” Genesis 30:25
- “...the Lord has blessed me for your sake.” Genesis 30:27