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|SHABBAT-7TH DAY-DAY OF REST|
Ya’akov/Jacob leaves his hometown Be'er Sheva and journeys to Charan. On the way, he encounters "the place" and sleeps there, dreaming of a ladder connecting heaven and earth, with angels climbing and descending on it; God appears and promises that the land upon which he lies will be given to his descendents. In the morning, Ya’akov/Jacob raises the stone on which he laid his head as an altar and monument, pledging that it will be made the house of God.
In Charan, Ya’akov/Jacob stays with and works for his uncle Lavan, tending Lavan/Laban's sheep. Lavan/Laban agrees to give him his younger daughter Rachel -- whom Ya’akov/Jacob loves -- in marriage, in return for seven years' labor. But on the wedding night, Lavan gives him his elder daughter, Leah, instead -- a deception Ya’akov discovers only in the morning. Ya’akov marries Rachel, too, a week later, after agreeing to work another seven years for Lavan.
Leah gives birth to six sons – Re’uvan/Reuben, Shim’on/Shimon, Levi, Yehudah/Judah, Yissakhar/Issachar and Z’vulan/Zebulun -- and a daughter, Dinah, while Rachel remains barren. Rachel gives Ya’akov her handmaid, Bilhah, as a wife to bear children in her stead, and two more sons, Dan and Naftali/Naphtali, are born. Leah does the same with her handmaid, Zilpah, who gives birth to Gad and Asher. Finally, Rachel's prayers are answered and she gives birth to Yoseph/Joseph.
Ya’akov has now been in Charan for fourteen years and wishes to return home, but Lavan persuades him to remain, now offering him sheep in return for his labor. Jacob prospers, despite Lavan's repeated attempts to swindle him. After six years, Jacob leaves Charan in stealth, fearing that Lavan would prevent him from leaving with the family and property for which he labored. Lavan pursues Ya’akov, but is warned by God in a dream not to harm him. Lavan and Jacob make a pact on Mount Gal-Ed, attested to by a pile of stones, and Ya’akov proceeds to the Holy Land, where he is met by angels.
Theme & Message –
Love, Commitment, serving the Lord
with honor. Ya’akov served His father-in-law faithfully. The lord blesses his
work by making the flocks grow. Ya’akov deals with four wives. Has 11 boys that
are the beginning of the twelve tribes of Israel.
H3327 יצחק yitschâq BDB Definition: Isaac = “he laughs”
H3290 יעקב ya‛ăqôb BDB Definition:Jacob = “heel holder” or “supplanter”
H6307 פדּן ארם / פּדּן paddân / paddan 'ărâm BDB Definition: Padan or Padan-aram = “field”
H3837 לבן lâbân BDB Definition: Laban = “white”
H7259 רבקה ribqâh BDB Definition: Rebekah = “ensnarer”
H1008 בּית־אל bêytḣ'êl BDB Definition: Bethel = “house of God”
H3870 לוּז lûz BDB Definition: Luz = “almond tree”
H2771 חרן chârân BDB Definition: Haran = “mountaineer”
H7354 רחל râchêl BDB Definition: Rachel = “ewe”
H3812 לאה lê'âh BDB Definition: Leah = “weary”
H2153 זלפּה zilpâh BDB Definition: Zilpah = “a trickling”
H1090 בּלהה bilhâh BDB Definition: Bilhah = “troubled”
H7205 ראוּבן re'ûbên BDB Definition: Reuben = “behold a son”
H8095 שׁמעון shim‛ôn BDB Definition: Simeon or Shimeon = “heard”
H3878 לוי lêvîy BDB Definition: Levi = “joined to”
H3063 יהוּדה yehûdâh BDB Definition: Judah = “praised”
H1835 דּן dân BDB Definition: Dan = “a judge”
H5321 נפתּלי naphtâlîy BDB Definition: Naphtali = “wrestling”
H1410 גּד gâd BDB Definition: Gad = “troop”
H836 אשׁר 'âshêr BDB Definition: Asher = “happy”
H1736 דּוּדי dûday BDB Definition: 1) mandrake, love-apple
1a) as exciting sexual desire, and favouring procreation
H3485 ישּׂשׂכר yiśśâśkâr BDB Definition: Issachar = “there is recompense”
H2074 זבוּלן / זבלוּן / זבוּלוּן zebûlûn / zebûlûn BDB Definition: Zebulun = “exalted”
H1783 דּינה dîynâh BDB Definition: Dinah = “judgment
H3130 יוסף yôsêph BDB Definition: Joseph = “Jehovah has added”
B’resheet/ Genesis 28 -
We have here,
I. Ya’akov/Jacob parting with his parents, to go to Padan aram; the charge his father gave him (Gen_28:1, Gen_28:2), the blessing he sent him away with (Gen_28:3, Gen_28:4), his obedience to the orders given him (Gen_28:5, Gen_28:10), and the influence this had upon Esau (Gen_28:6-9). II. Ya’akov/ Jacob meeting with God, and his communion with him by the way. And there,
1. his vision of the ladder (Gen_28:11, Gen_28:12).
2. The gracious promises God made him (Gen_28:13-15).
3. The impression this made upon him (Gen_28:16-19).
4. The vow he made to God, upon this occasion (Gen_28:20, etc.).
Verse 10-12 Ya’akov is on his journey back to his family. While on the way it gets dark and he decides to stop for the night.
Gen 28:11 He came to a certain place and stayed the night there, because the sun had set. He took a stone from the place, put it under his head and lay down there to sleep.
Ya’akov places his head to rest on a rock, why? Yeshua is our rock and if we set our mind on God it becomes our rock of salvation. In the dessert it could be very dangerious. By placing his head on the rock it shows when you place your head on the stone while in the desert you will have shalom to be able to rest.
Ya’akov/Jacob’s dream and vow. Setting out on the way to Haran, he was overtaken by night, and slept in the field. He was far from any dwelling, or he did not wish to enter the house of a stranger. He dreams. A ladder or stair is seen reaching from earth to heaven, on which angels ascend and descend. This is a medium of communication between heaven and earth, by which messengers pass to and fro on errands of mercy. Heaven and earth have been separated by sin. But this ladder has re-established the contact. It is therefore a beautiful emblem of what mediates and reconciles Joh_1:51. It here serves to bring Ya’akov into communication with God, and teaches him the emphatic lesson that he is accepted through a mediator.
The ladder also represents reaching a goal. If you go step by step up a ladder you will be able to reach lofty heights. If you don’t follow each step on the ladder you may fall and break your neck. The Lord is showing us His perfect order and how to truly reach shalom is one step at a time. A ladder is not an escalator! A ladder requires climbing. You must make the effort to climb it! The 'Ladder' to Heaven's grace is on the ground right next to where you are standing, but you have to take hold of it, step up on it, and ascend. You are not supposed to just stand still!
Gen 28:15 Look, I am with you. I will guard you wherever you go, and I will bring you back into this land, because I won't leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
Here you see a foreshadow of Israel being in the Diaspora. Adonai says I will bring you back. That means we must leave for us to bring us back.
The second time we see tithing in the Scriptures is in verses 20-22. Ya’akov makes a vow to Adonai to return a tenth back to Him if the Lord protects and provides.
Gen 28:22 and this stone, which I have set up as a standing-stone, will be God's house; and of everything you give me, I will faithfully return one-tenth to you."
B’resheet/ Genesis 29 -
This chapter gives us an account of God's providences concerning Ya’akov/Jacob, pursuant to the promises made to him in the foregoing chapter.
I. How he was brought in safety to his journey's end, and directed to his relations there, who bade him welcome (Gen_29:1-14).
II. How he was comfortably disposed of in marriage (v. 15-30).
III. How his family was built up in the birth of four sons (Gen_29:31-35) in this chapter.
In verse 3 we see that only when all the sheep are gathered together in the field will the living water be opened for all to drink. Iti si interesting that it is three flocks. One plausible idea is the three flock represent the house of Israel, the house of Ishmael and the house of the nations.
Verse 10 Ya’akov spots Rachel and is immediately taken by her beauty. The same will go for Boaz being taken by Rut beauty in the book of Rut. Both women will be used for extremely important things so that we could be here today.
Verse 18 Ya’akov is so in love with Rachel that he offers to work for 7 years to his cousin for Rachel. Lavan agrees to this bargain.
Verse 21-24 Lavan pulls trickery on Ya’akov. The wedding night comes and Ya’akov must have been so drunk he goes and sleeps with the bride that had been given to him. But unknowingly he sleeps with the older daughter who had been given in deception to Ya’akov. It was no fault of hers that Ya’akov was in love with her sister Rachel.
Ya’akov in the morning discovers that he slept with the wrong woman and speaks with his father-in-law. Lavan tells Ya’akov to finish the marriage week and after that he will give Rachel. This made Le’ah deeply hurt.
Verse 31-35 we see the beginning of the tribes of Israel. The first four children are born to Le’ah. Re’uven, Shim’on, Levi, Y’hudah. They appear in this order. See Hebrew definitions for what there names mean.
B’resheet/ Genesis 30 -
In this chapter we have an account of the increase,
I. Of Ya’akov's family. Eight children more we find registered in this chapter; Dan and Naftali/Naphtali by Bilhah, Rachel's maid (Gen_30:1-8). Gad and Asher by Zilpah, Leah's maid (Gen_30:9-13). Yisachar/ Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah, by Leah (Gen_30:14-21). And, last of all, Yoseph/Joseph, by Rachel (Gen_30:22-24).
II. Of Ya’akov 's estate. He makes a new bargain with Lavan (Gen_30:25-34). And in the six years' further service he did to Lavan God wonderfully blessed him, so that his stock of cattle became very considerable (Gen_30:35-43). Herein was fulfilled the blessing with which Yitzchak/Isaac dismissed him (Gen_28:3), “May El Shaddai bless you, make you fruitful and increase your descendants, until they become a whole assembly of peoples..” Even these small matters concerning Ya’akov's house and field, though they seem inconsiderable, are improvable for our learning.
Verse 1-8 Rachel was sad and mad that she was not having children. She gives Ya’akov her maidservant to sleep with so she could have children to raise up. Rachel gives Bilhah to Ya’akov to be his third wife. Bilhah gives Ya’akov a son Dan (5). Then she has a second (6) child Naftali.
Verse 9 Le’ah see she is not having any more children so she gives Ya’akov her maidservant. Ya’akov now has four wives. Zilpah has her first child by Ya’akov (7) Gad. Then she has a second child by Ya’akov (8) Asher.
Verse 19 Le’ah sleeps with Ya’akov again and has her fifth but Ya’akov’s 9th child Yissakhar.
Le’ah has her sixth child by Ya’akov his 10th Z’vulun. Le’ah then has her 7th child by Ya’akov a girl named Dinah. Finally in verse 24 Adonai blesses Rachel to be fertile and she has child number 11 by Ya’akov Yosef.
B’resheet/ Genesis 31 -
Ya’akov/Jacob was a very honest good man, a man of great devotion and integrity, yet he had more trouble and vexation than any of the patriarchs. He left his father's house in a fright, went to his uncle's in distress, very hard usage he met with there, and now is going back surrounded with fears. Here is,
I. His resolution to return (v. 1-16).
II. His clandestine departure, (Gen_31:17-21).
III. Lavan's pursuit of him in displeasure (Gen_31:22-25).
IV. The hot words that passed between them (v. 26-42).
V. Their amicable agreement at last (Gen_31:43, etc.).
After Yosef is born Ya’akov wants to return home. He has worked for twenty years and he and his father-in-law have become very prosperous. They now have to devise a system to divide the flocks. Ya’akov being the good son gives his father-in-law the best of all. Lavan sons get jealous and start to cause problems.
Verse 12-18 Adonai tells Ya’akov to leave Lavan house. But Rachel steal her father idols. This shows that Rachel was never truly in love with Ya’akov’s God just yet. They leave Lavan’s house with out telling him. They go for three days with out him knowing. Lavan then goes after Ya’akov and his family. Lavan
Verse 19 Rachel steal idol.
Verse 30 Lavan catches up with Ya’akov and then accuses him of stealing his daughter, grandchildren and idols. Ya’akov has no idea that Rachel has stolen the idols.
Verse 34 Rachel lies to her father about her period and the idol she is sitting on.
Verse 38 Ya’akov states that he worked for Lavan for 20 years.
Verse 51 til the end of the chapter. Lavan and Ya’akov go there separate ways. They pray and set up boundary stones between them. Nachor has this prayer.
Gen 31:53 May the God of Avraham and also the god of Nachor, the god of their father, judge between us." But Ya`akov swore by the One his father Yitz'chak feared.
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