Gad was seventhborn of the sons of Jacob. He was born to Zilpah, Leah’s servant and Jacob. Gad means “A troop comes”. He was so named by Leah.
Points to ponder:
Gad means a troop comes and from him arose the tribe of Gad.
When Jesus comes back to rule and reign, he will come with his troop – with his army of mighty angels. Are you ready to face Christ return as King with his host (troops)? We can only face Christ as King, if we accept him now as our Savior and be accepted into his kingdom now. Are you be willing to be in Jesus’ troop?
Genesis 30:9-11 (KJV)
9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
10 And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.