God Is Sovereign Over Your Situation
A summary of what we see in these verses involves:
- The last leg of Jacob’s journey,
- God’s sovereignty in directing Jacob, &
- The deep love that Jacob had for Rachel that made waiting for her seem like a privilege.
For today’s application I want us to see & more deeply trust in
The SOVERIGNTY of God.
Mostly, I think it’s amazing that Jacob ended up where he did. Was it a coincidence that Jacob’s journey led him directly to a place where the shepherds knew Laban and Rachel? Was it luck that Rachel came approaching while Jacob was still there? I don’t think so. God knew what He was doing.
We see two main sovereign acts of God in our verses:
The Right Time
Jacob didn’t arrive any earlier or any later than God’s perfect timing. When we are growing impatient with a situation in our lives, we can remember God is sovereign and His timing is perfect.
The Right People
The shepherds at the well were ordained by God to be there and to point Jacob in the right direction, and specifically to Rachel. The people God places in our lives are not there by accident. God has placed them there. God places people in our lives to direct us in His plans.
In closing, God directed Jacob with the right people at the right time. This showed that God’s hand was on Jacob’s life, just as it was promised in Genesis 28:15. God kept His promise to Jacob. Remember, in Genesis 28:20-22 Jacob made a vow that the Lord would be his God. Jacob gave the reigns of his life over to God, and God remained faithful by directing Jacob’s future.
Here are a couple questions to ponder, today:
Who has God placed in your life to point you in the right direction? What are they telling you?
By: Sam Cirrincione