Genesis 29:1-30

  1. Compare Laban’s trickery in his deals with Jacob with Jacob with Jacob’s earlier trickery in his dealings with Esau and with Isaac. Can we discern God’s hand here?
    What practical lesson did Jacob thus learn? See 31:42; 32:10-12.
  2. Are the determination and energy shown by Jacob here a new feature in his life?
    Do you, like him, have a purpose and object in life to give you a similar single-mindedness?

Note. Verse 27 seems to mean that Jacob had to fulfill the week of wedding festivities for Leah; then he received Rachel and served seven more years for her after marrying her. See 30:25, 36; 31:41.