“Facing our Wrongdoings”

This week’s Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Franklin Garcia.

Genesis 29:25-28 “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?” Laban replied, “It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.” And Jacob did so…”

Often, we want to hide and forget about wrongdoings to others. This is the case with Jacob who escaped to a distant land after he usurped the oldest brother’s inheritance by deceiving his father.

Things started to go well for Jacob, so much so that the deception to his father was a thing of the past. Jacob fell in love and worked seven years to marry Rachel, but great was his surprise when he realized that he was deceived. Laban’s words; “We don’t do something for the youngest one before the oldest one” reminded Jacob of what he did to his father.

There was an area of sin in Jacob’s life that needed it to be dealt with, before he experienced God’s blessings. God used this difficult episode in Jacob’s life to confront him with his sin against his father.

Like Jacob, God will use difficult situations to confront us with hidden sins. The recognition of our sins should lead us to repent, so the broken areas of our lives can be fixed. Facing our wrongdoings will lead us to God’s blessings.

-Pastor Franklin