Thursday, January 11, 2018
Thursday, January 11th: Genesis 28-30, Mark 6: 30-56 ~ Nathan
Today's reading reminded me that the people we read about in the Bible were human just as we are, they made mistakes but in the end stayed faithful to God.
Issac, Jacob's father, called for and blessed Jacob (ch 28 vs 1), Jacob had just cheated his brother into getting the blessing for himself. Issac knew this and sent Jacob away, for safety.
Jacob then goes to live with his uncle Laban, and ends up sleeping with both of Labans daughters as well as their servants, and has children with all of them.
These incidents make these men look bad. We also may or may not have done these same things ourselves, or done something similar. Either way, we are sinners, just as Issac and Jacob were, and need forgiveness. I am thankful that God doesn't give up on me after I sin, and that I can come to Him for forgiveness. Issac and Jacob went on to do great things for God.
Only God can truly forgive our sin, He wants us to come to Him for forgiveness and a fresh start.