Monday, August 24, 2020

Not Rejected by God

I was reading in Genesis this morning (one of my favorite books of the Bible), and as I was pondering the story of Jacob, Leah, Rachel, and Laban, a major Biblical truth really struck my heart.


Poor Leah---she was so rejected!!  Jacob didn't want her, nor did her father.  She was less than beautiful, not sought after, and totally rejected.

And yet---God chose her!  He did not reject her and, in fact, he chose her to be the mother of Judah, who is part of the lineage of Christ.

Instead of allowing beautiful Rachel to be part of the seed of the Messiah, God chose the ugly, unloved, rejected Leah.

This is a beautiful picture of how God feels about those who are rejected by the world.


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6 comments:

  1. Thank you, I sure needed to see this. Have a beautiful day, friend.

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    1. I'm so glad these words spoke to your heart, my friend!!

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  2. Patti,
    Wonderful post and picture...Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for letting me know that you did by leaving such a wonderful comment...
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. And thank you, Debbie, for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your visit!

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  3. God doesn't see or choose as the world does. He loves us and cares so deeply for even the tiniest thing about us. So thankful for God and His great love and compassion. Blessings to you! I'm your neighbor at #HeartEncouragement.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, neighbor Gayl! I really appreciate that you took the time to do so. I look forward to returning the visit.

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