Honestly Say What You Mean
“Lord help the mister Who comes between me and my sister.
And Lord help the sister who comes between me and my man.” Irving Berlin in ‘White Christmas’
Sibling rivalry is nothing new. Jacob went to his uncle Laban, father to Leah and Rachel, seeking a wife so he could settle down, raise a family and live happily ever after. If only it were that simple.
It doesn’t take long before Jacob falls head over heels for Rachel, because as Scripture tells us, “Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful,” and sadly, “Leah had weak eyes.” (Genesis 29:17)
Jacob quickly agrees to work seven years for Laban in exchange for Rachel’s hand, however, after a beautiful wedding, Jacob wakes the next morning only to discover Uncle Laban pulled the old switcheroo and married off Leah instead of Jacob’s intended. I imagine the fireworks that day would rival Venus and Serena having a difference of opinion over a line judge’s call!
Jason Schleicher continues with Honestly, Say What You Mean, discussing the pitfalls of shallow comparisons and wanting what someone else has.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3
I look forward to seeing you at our Tomball campus this weekend or worshipping with you online.