Some of us reading this week have immediately felt better about our own families after seeing the mess Jacob is in. I personally can't imagine being in a polygamous marriage and dealing with all the relational landmines it would bring. The marriage of Jacob to Leah and Rachel was culturally acceptable but not the way God intended marriage to be which is one man to one woman for life. When we decide to “improve” or adjust God’s plan we will discover that His way is really best and our big ideas…well, not so much. Whatever the issue – marriage, sex, money, honesty, integrity, forgiveness, faithfulness – whenever God has given us instructions we are always better off by trusting and obeying. As we are seeing, Jacob is learning this lesson the hard way.
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