Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 15, 2022

“Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.”

Today’s devotion comes from Genesis 29:1-20.  Here is a link to this Scripture –

I quote only the following verses.

“When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.  Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept.  Jacob told Rachel that he was a relative of her father and that he was Rebekah’s son, and she ran and told her father.

So when Laban heard the news of Jacob his sister’s son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house.  Then he related to Laban all these things.  Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone and my flesh.”  And he stayed with him a month.

Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing?  Tell me, what shall your wages be?”  Now Laban had two daughters;  the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.  And Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face.  Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”  Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man;  stay with me.”  So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.” Genesis 29:10-20. 


“Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart;  for God has already approved your works.  Let your clothes be white all the time, and let not oil be lacking on your head.  Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun;  for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.”  Ecclesiastes 9:7-9.

“3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

4 Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light
And your judgment as the noonday.” Psalm 37:3-6.


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