Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night (Genesis)

My Song In The Night (Genesis)
Day 236

Text: Genesis 31: 4-9


Genesis 31:4-9

4 So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field, to his flock, 5 and said to them, “I see your father’s countenance, that it is not favourable toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.
6 And you know that with all my might I have served your father.
7 Yet your father has deceived me and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to hurt me.
8 If he said thus: ‘The speckled shall be your wages,’ then all the flocks bore speckled. And if he said thus: ‘The streaked shall be your wages,’ then all the flocks bore streaked.
9 So God has taken away the livestock of your father and given them to me.


1. Jacob confides in Rachel and Leah

a. This conversation was held in the field.
b. Privacy was necessary.
c. The secondary wives were not included.

2. Laban’s attitude to Jacob

a. It has changed for the worse.
b. Laban had proven deceitful.
c. He had changed Jacob’s wages 10 times. He had not been faithful to his word to Jacob.

3. An example of Laban’s attempts

a. He had agreed to let Jacob have the speckled sheep and goats.
b. When he saw how healthy they were, he changed his mind and demanded that the speckled would be his.

4. God’s protection

a. God had protected Jacob from harm.
b. He had blessed Jacob in all his endeavours.
c. All the deceitful plans of Laban had failed.
d. God’s hand of blessing on Jacob ensured his safe-keeping and his wealth.

经文:创世记 31:4-9


《创世记 31:4-9》



1. 雅各向拉结和利亚倾诉

a. 这段对话是在田里进行的
b. 隐私是必要的
c. 不包括次要的妻子

2. 拉班对雅各的态度

a. 它变得更糟了
b. 拉班被证明是欺骗人的
c. 他改变了雅各的工资十次。他不遵守对雅各的诺言。

3. 拉班尝试欺骗的例子

a. 他同意让雅各有斑点的绵羊和山羊
b. 但当他看到它们有多健康时,他改变主意并要求拥有那些有斑点的。

4. 上帝的保护

a. 上帝保护了雅各免受伤害
b. 在雅各所有的努力,祂都祝福了他
c. 拉班所有的欺骗计划都失败了
d. 上帝对雅各的祝福确保了他的安全和财富