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The covenant continues: Genesis 27-35
Genesis 31

Jacob talks over his plans with Leah and Rachel. They are 'all-in' with their husband, and family. And, so Jacob flees - the deceiver deceived deceives, again. In the midst of it, Rachel pilfers the household idols of her father.

I struggle to know what to make of such events. I appreciate the urgency of Jacob, and the shrewdness of his plans - in fact, given the way Laban has waylaid, obfuscated, cheated and delayed such a moment, I suspect Jacob took the only option possible. However, even within these moments, we humans are flawed and we are reminded of such in Rachel's theft... how we need the LORD who desires our best, even as we sink to our worst!

Dear Father, your heart is for the lost, and your will is just and merciful. Please open my eyes to your goodness in grace, removing from me the deception of my own soul and heart and mind. Through Christ alone, who was always pure in heart... Amen.
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