What I’m Thinking: The Deceiver Deceived


Jacob the Trickster: he gets away with everything, it seems. But then suddenly in Genesis 29, it’s Jacob who’s deceived. So what would you do? What should we do when we’re disappointed?

Well, I’ve been thinking about Jacob for a few weeks now, and I’m still thinking about Jacob. Only this time, it seems that the trickster has become the tricked, the deceived.

Because he wants to marry Laban’s daughter Rachel, and when the day of the wedding comes, or rather when the night after the wedding has ended, Jacob finds that he’s married Laban’s older daughter Leah, instead of Rachel, the one whom he’d wanted. This is somebody that he’d worked seven years in order to marry, and in fact he has to work another seven years in order to marry the second daughter, Rachel, as well as having as a wife the older daughter, Leah.

What is it that we can do when we’ve been deceived? What should be our response to somebody who has told us something, and then not delivered? What is it that we should do when somebody has disappointed us either accidentally or deliberately?

What do we do?

Well that’s my question and my thought for this week. I don’t really have any solid answers at this point, so I’m really relying on you to help me out.

That’s what I’m thinking. I’m really curious about what you’re thinking. So leave your thoughts in the comment section below; I’d love to hear from you. 

Categories What I'm Thinking | Tags: , , , | Posted on July 23, 2017

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