“When Rachel saw that she was not bearing children for Ya
akov, she envied her sister and said to Yaakov, Give me children, or I will die!”
Genesis 30:1 CJB
There is a few things in this verse that we could talk about such as envy, jealousy and strife, but the one thing we need to be careful of is demanding things to be our way! Give me __, or I’ll die!
“As high as the sky is above the earth are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:9 CJB
All things are going to happen exactly as the LORD ordains them! We can request things of the LORD, but should never demand! When we demand things, it’s usually out of anger or jealousy, which always leads us to do things foolishly! When we demand our way it’s just shellfish and self-centered!
“Make me know Your ways, Adonai, teach me Your paths.”
Psalm 25:4 CJB
This is a good prayer for us in every situation, show me or teach me Your ways, LORD, and show me the path You want me to take! Not this is what I want and I better get it!
Today, let’s look to the LORD for all our directions!