It's heartbreaking to read the story of Leah and Rachel in our passage today. Leah wants Jacob to love her, and Rachel wants children. Though both are very normal things, and good things to want, it becomes their driving focus to the point of sinfulness.
The truth is, the only thing we truly NEED is Jesus. There are so many other blessings in our lives that we cherish, no doubt. And to a certain extent we do need them. God created us for relationship, and the desire for a spouse and children is good. But we do have to be willing to live with the attitude that Jesus is enough. Obviously, this is much easier said than done, but the fact that a truth is difficult, doesn't make it less true.
Jesus is enough.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Genesis 31:17-32:12, Matthew 10:24-11:6, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18