Monday, January 12, 2015
“Then the Lord said to Jacob, ‘Return to the land of your fathers… and I will be with you.’” (Genesis 31:3). This promise from God should have given Jacob great confidence, yet we find him sneaking off out of fear (Genesis 31:20, 31). However, God is sovereign and He forbids Laban to do Jacob any harm (Genesis 31:29). Even though Laban did not believe in the God of Abraham, he must still submit to His authority! “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).