Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rachel: Beauty is only skin deep

Thanks again to Rachel Olsen for hosting the Women of the Bible series! Today's featured woman is another Rachel, and her sister, Leah. Rachel was beautiful, while Leah was "weak in the eyes". But watching the happenings of Genesis 30, you wonder who was beautiful to God...their rivalry and competition had to sadden God, and the long run consequences...well, one point of hope is that despite their ugliness, God used their competition and rivalry (which was passed to the next generation) to send Joseph to Egypt, to ensure the safety of the Israelites. But that's getting ahead of the story :)

The other thing I hadn't ever realized was that Jesus decended from Leah, not Rachel--although Benjamin and Joseph were the favored children, Jesus was from the tribe of Judah.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Huh, interesting. It's cool to see how God works through the old testament.