TEXT: GENESIS 29:9-30
Genesis 29:20- So Jacob served seven years for Rachael and they seemed only like a few days to him because of the love he had for her.
Genesis 29:30- Then Jacob also went in to Rachael, and he also loved Rachael more than Leah. And he served with Laban still another seven years.
This is the story of how Jacob waited and served in order to marry a woman that he loved. Vs 21 says, “Then Jacob said to Laban, ‘Give me my wife for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.’” This event occurred at the time when sexual purity was of a very high value. From verse 21, it was obvious that Jacob had sexual desires for Rachael, yet he did not take advantage of her. Rather, he waited for his time. This is the exact opposite of what happens in our society today. Many young people no longer want to wait till after marriage before they have sex. They want to practice it because they think they love each other and they are having pleasure. Yet it is not the biblical standard God has set for His children.
Beyond the above, Christ is the groom and we are His bride. Just the way Jacob waited and served Laban in order to marry his daughter Rachael, as Christians we are meant to wait and serve Christ (our true love) before He returns to take his bride home. Even though we hear it all the time that Jesus is coming soon and it seems to majority like He will never come; the period while we are waiting for His return ought to be like a few days in our eyes because of His love which is actively burning within our hearts. That means if we truly love Christ and love no other thing besides him, our days here on earth will seem just like a few days in our eyes rather than many years all because of His LOVE.
Father, help me to live a life that shows your love every day and in all circumstances. Amen.
Author: Ifeoluwa Oloruntoba