F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 18

F260 Day 18: Genesis 31-32

Genesis 31-32

After 20 years of working for Laban, and being blessed by the hand of the Lord, Jacob is led by God to return to Canaan. He does so secretly so as to not be cheated once again by Laban. Even though Rachel steals the household gods, Jacob & Laban make peace with one another. And then Jacob prays to God as he prepares to meet his brother, seeking his forgiveness. Lastly, Jacob wrestles with an angel (God?).

What we see in Genesis 32:9ff is an honest prayer from Jacob, one of the most honest prayers he has ever prayed in his life. He fears for his life and the safety of his family. He recognizes how good God has been and reminds him of the promises that were made to him. In this, he leans into the Lord and asks him to rescue him. These are the kinds of prayers we need to pray in our own lives, putting our trust in God and praying his promises back to him.

When is the last time you prayed an honest prayer to God?

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