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Day 13: Don’t Get Duped!

Genesis 28:1-29:35

Matthew 9:18-38

Psalm 11:1-7

Proverbs 3:11-12

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Pastor Commentary:

“Fool me once…shame on you. Fool me twice…shame on me.” So the old idiom goes. Laban is one tricky character. Recall in Gen 24:55 that he just tried to convince Abraham’s servant to let Rebekah stay with them ‘a few more days…’ Now he is about to convince Jacob to serve him for 20 years! Recall Jacob was only supposed to be with Laban ‘a couple days’ (Gen 27:44), yet Jacob served him 7 years for Leah, 7 years for Rachel, and another 6 for his flocks. The lesson is this: there are people in life who will try to detain you from God’s purpose, and it is in our best interest to turn them down quickly. The Holy Spirit should not be quenched (1 Thess 5:19), and God’s messengers should not be detained. Lovingly recognize all those who would try to do either.



“Father, help me to recognize those people who would detain me from Your purpose for me. Help me to just say no. You have higher callings for me to accomplish!”

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