Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Genesis 25:22-23

"And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the Lord.
And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger."
Genesis 25:22-23

The thing that struck me the most about this selection today was the "and she went to inquire of the Lord" part.  Rebekah set a great example for us in this.  So often we experience things in our lives and we wonder why, we complain, we ask other people, but we don't take the step and ask God.  God is the one who can answer any question, and asking him might save us some stress and heartache as we continue to worry at those unanswered questions in our lives.  Sometimes, like Laman and Lemuel, we don't ask God because we just assume that God won't tell us.  Sometimes we ask, but we don't know how to listen for the answer, and so we assume that God isn't sharing anything.  Like any other relationship, our relationship with God takes time and dedication.  We have to make an effort to communicate and also to learn to listen.  As we talk with God, we learn to recognize his presence and his voice in our lives.  We see the answers to our questions and recognize his influence in our lives.
Today, let's follow the example of Rebekah and inquire of the Lord.

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