Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I've been reading through Genesis and have become convinced that it has to be the most fascinating book in Scripture. It's amazing how it covers such terribly ancient events, yet each of them deeply resonate with our present culture. One area that has grabbed me is the morality level, or should I say lack of morality level, of our father, Jacob. Basically, the baby birthing contest between his two wives, their desire to offer "help" through their maidservants, and Jacob's willingness to go right along with all the antics, sounds more like an episode of Jerry Springer than anything else. While a sad commentary on Jacob and his family, we find such assurance that even through continued sin, God remained faithful and displayed His great love, mercy and grace to Jacob by continuing the covenant He made with Abraham.

I guess there's hope for us all.
posted by Christie