“For I have seen how Laban has treated you.”
For twenty years Jacob did the right thing and worked faithfully for his father-in-law, Laban. But Laban was continually deceitful, dishonest, manipulative, and conniving in his agreements with Jacob. Because of God’s favor on Jacob, Laban became rich. Nevertheless, Laban tried to hold Jacob back and decreased his wages ten times. But God saw the injustice. Because Jacob kept passing the test, taking the high road, God blessed Jacob with a sudden increase in his flocks to amazing abundance. What was that? Payback time.
People may think they’re getting the best of you, but God sees what’s happening. He knows how to pay you back for what should have been yours. Deceptive people and manipulators are not going to get the best of you. Don’t get upset if people leave you out, push you down, or don’t keep their word. You’re not on their payroll; you’re on God’s payroll. They may have manipulated you, but they can’t manipulate our God. When He’s ready to pay you back, all the forces of darkness cannot stop Him.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You keep the records straight, and You’ve seen every unfairness I’ve experienced and how it has impacted my life. Thank You that You know how to pay me back. I declare that You are my vindicator, and You will make my wrongs right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”