May 12, 2012

15 Days with Women of the Bible

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

May 12 – Genesis 27: Rebekah, the manipulative mother
Rebekah hatched a plot to secure Esau’s rightful blessing for her favored son, Jacob. Her scheming backfired, however, and resulted in Jacob leaving home. She did not see him again for at least 20 years, if ever (Genesis 31:41). Our conniving does not always turn out as we plan. Better to leave control in God’s hands and trust him for the outcome.