Rachel envied her sister. Envy is one sin that we need to steer clear of. We should not have a problem with the prospering of another. God has created this difference in Rachel and her sister’s life. Rachel bypasses God’s plan and takes her envy and puts into action. Rachel gave names to the kids that all had different meanings conflicting with her daughter’s ids.
Rahel was more interested in having rule over these kids instead of providing love to the kids she actually had a relation to. Rachel was blinded by her envy and a way to put herself on a level playing field. She wanted to bestow Jacob and herself with many kids to fulfill the promise of God.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Genesis 32-34