Work Week Word-Tuesday’s Word-”What’s In You Matters”
“What’s In You Matters”
Genesis 30:1-2, 22-24
1 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
2 And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son.
People are always worried about how we look to other people. From the clothes we wear, the hairstyle we have, the house we live in to the car we drive; it is always something. But just because it is good on the outside, doesn’t mean that everything is right on the inside. Just because the grass LOOKS green, doesn’t mean that it IS green. You don’t know what a person is going through, has been through, or where they are going because of the outside. But you have to do some digging to find out what is going on. Even with the things that they have, it still may not amount to the things that are about to come to you.
Jacob had left his land and lived with Laban (his kin) and his family. While working, he saw Laban’s daughter, Rachel, and was lovestruck. The Bible says that the day he kissed her, he let out a sound and began to cry. He asked Laban to marry his daughter and long story short, a marriage (to her sister, Leah) and seven years later, he got a chance to marry her. Now, with him (Jacob) being so in love with Rachel God shut her womb and opened the womb of the other wife, Leah. Leah, in turn, gave Jacob six sons and her maid (which she gave to marry) two more. Rachel, in a jealous moment gave her maid to marry and she gave Joseph two more sons. But it wasn’t until God decided to open her womb, she conceived and gave Jacob two sons, Joseph and Benjamin. She was worried about the outside, but what was in Leah was far greater. All the sons represent the twelve tribes of Israel, but Judah (Leah’s son) had the promise.
You may not be everything you want to be; people may look at you with the crooked eyes but don’t worry, what’s in you matters. If you don’t have the house or car you want, keep praying, what’s in you matters. The things that are on the outside, will lose their beauty, their flare, their luster in a while. But what is on the inside, if kept in that secret place, watered with the Word of God, fed with love and understanding will stay and grow. Beauty is only skin deep, but God’s word is what matters.
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Copyright 2012 Dwayne T. Moore
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