Labor for Love


Genesis 29:16-20 records that Laban, Jacob’s uncle had two daughters, Leah and Rachel. Jacob loved the younger Rachel who was well favored and more beautiful than Leah. Jacob offered to serve his uncle seven years in return for his daughter Rachel’s hand in marriage. Laban agrees and asks Jacob to stay with him. And the Bible records that Jacob served Laban seven years for Rachel. However his labor for love for seven years seemed to him as it was merely just a few days, because of the love he had for Rachel.

Points to ponder:
When we work for the Lord God, Jesus Christ, no matter how long it takes, it would seem like just a few days, if we love Jesus Christ. In other words, how long does it seem to you when you are following and serving the Lord God?

Genesis 29:16-20 (KJV)
16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

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