Stolen Idols

idols“Meanwhile, Laban had been out shearing his sheep. While he was away, Rachel stole her father’s personal idols.” Genesis 31:19

So, Jacob had been living with his Father-in-law, Laban, for 20 years.  God had been blessing Jacob and Laban had been trying to take advantage of him.  Laban kept cheating Jacob and finally Jacob had enough.

God appeared to Jacob in a dream and told him to leave Laban and go back home.  He snuck off with his family and belongings because greedy Laban was not going to let them go without a fight.

That is when Laban’s daughter (Jacob’s wife) Rachel stole her father’s idols.

Rachel had to have seen how the true God had blessed her husband Jacob.  She had to have seen how Laban’s idolatry had led him astray and corrupted his heart.  But she took them anyways.

I really don’t have any profound insights or anything.  Just that our kids can tell what we really worship.  They can.

The most overwhelmingly important thing we can impart to our children is faith in the one true God.

We will leave them a spiritual legacy.  We decide, with our lives and actions, whether it will be one of blessing or cursing.

“I call heaven and earth to testify against you today! I’ve set life and death before you today: both blessings and curses. Choose life, that it may be well with you—you and your children.” Deuteronomy 30:19

 “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.” Joshua 24:23

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