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Continued from my last post, below are further scriptures and application regarding the relationship between Jacob and his father-in-law Laban, as it is found in Genesis 31.
But God has protected me. Genesis 31:7
Despite how much control our superiors seem to have over us, God is ultimately the one that controls the temperature dial. What I mean by that is God is aware of everything we are going through and He is not going to allow us to go through anything that we can not handle or endure. He knows just how hot to turn up the furnace in our lives in order to burn off the impurities so that His beauty and likeness can shine forth in our lives. We are in His hands and no man or woman and no demon or devil has any power over us that God has not already authorized. Look at Jesus, even as He stood before Pilate waiting to be crucified, Jesus said to him, "You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above." (John 19:11 NIV). So even with us, there is no power over our lives unless it is granted by our merciful and sovereign Heavenly Father.
I know everything Laban is doing to you . . . Genesis 31:12
Have you ever watched a friend or a child participate in a sporting event and wish you could run out onto the field and help or protect them? There are times we see people struggling in a situation and yet we are powerless to assist them in their struggle. God is not powerless, but at times He refrains from stepping onto the field because He wants us to learn to run and fly. In the infancy stage, a baby eagle rides upon its mother's back until it can learn to fly on its own. There comes a point in our Christian walk when God sees it is time for us to endure some very scary and uncertain circumstances. This is only because He knows that through the experience we will become stronger and learn to soar higher than we ever have before.
I hope these verses and application encouraged you. We welcome your comments and please stay tuned for the closing portion of verses and application from Genesis 31.
May you soar high for Him!
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