October 14, 2022
Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr.
Genesis 30:27 28 (MSG)
27-28 Laban said, “If you please, I have learned through divine inquiry that God has blessed me because of you.” He went on, “So name your wages. I’ll pay you.”
Over the course of many years, Jacob worked for his father-in-law, Laban, who lied to him, defrauded him, and oppressed him. Jacob could have acted out of anger and left, but instead, he chose to take the higher road; he opted to be the better person, and God showed his favor by multiplying Laban's animals greatly. When Jacob eventually chose to go, Laban pleaded with him to stay, offering him any salary he desired.
You may have people who have broken their promises to you. They don't care about you as a person; they don't appreciate you; you're irrelevant to them. Be respectful, and don't let this offend you. Like Jacob, keep doing the right thing. They may not value you now, but they will eventually realize how lucky they are (or were) to have you, and they'll do anything to keep you (or have you back). When Jacob left, he was not only a wealthy man, but he also left with respect and honor that he had not had in many years. If you stay on the higher road and do the right thing, He will make it up to you, defend, and vindicate you. It's God's justice that will prevail. Amen? Aamen.
Here's Today's Prayer
Good Morning our Beloved Transcendent Father.
Lord, everything that has happened to us is clear to you. We're glad we can let go of every wrong and forgive before bitterness can set in. We proclaim that You are our vindicator and that You will rectify our wrongs. With all sincerity, we pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen and Aaamen.
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