Posts Tagged ‘Laban’

Timeline of Truth – Jacob Flees from Laban (Genesis 31:1-55)

Monday, April 15th, 2013

After 20 years with Laban, it was time to leave. Laban’s sons were jealous, Laban was frustrated with Jacob’s wild success even though he had changed Jacob’s wages 10 times in 6 years to try to keep his wealth. And God speaks up.

Jacob leaves without telling Laban. Laban finds out and pursues him. Now what?

Timeline of Truth – Jacob Works for Laban (Genesis 30:25-43)

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Jacob has been with Laban for 14 years, having worked those years for Leah and Rachel. Now Laban negotiates a deal to have Jacob continue working for him for wages. God is at work to fulfill his promises to Jacob…

TT – Jacob Finds a Wife (x2) (Genesis 29:1-30)

Monday, March 18th, 2013

In obedience to his parents, and no doubt to escape the eventual wrath of his brother Esau, Jacob continues on to Haran. There he meets up with cousin Rachel, and then with Uncle Laban. Jacob falls in love with Rachel, and makes a deal with Laban to serve 7 years for her. After 7 years, Jacob learns what it means to be on the receiving end of deception.