Daily Lift – September 14th, 2018

Greater Object of Affection –

At First Timothy Six, Paul the Apostle taught us at Verse Ten that the love of money is the root of all evil. Perhaps it is difficult to understand all sorts of evil could be rooted somehow in an inordinate affection for money. However, some have even wronged members of their own family because of it. Laban, the father—in—law of Jacob, for example, agreed to give his daughter, Rachel, in marriage to Jacob in exchange for seven years’ service. However, it was Rachel’s sister, Leah, that was given to Jacob instead, and he had to work another seven years for Rachel. Jacob was making Laban a rich man, and Laban knew it. Even so, Laban was not satisfied, for Jacob complained to his wives that their father had changed his wages ten times. Leah and Rachel themselves felt that their father had sold them for his own benefit and counted them as strangers, leaving them no portion or inheritance in his house. With that, Jacob took his family and substance, and departed. Given the choice of money and family, how remarkable that Laban would choose money as the greater object of affection .

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Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater