It is vital that we spend time in God’s Word.
But it’s not always easy.
We read a chapter and we don’t know what to get out of it or even how to start to understand it.
I thought I could try to help you get a little something out of what you are reading by providing you with some questions to ask as you look at the text. Good questions are a good start to understanding. Sometimes there will be more questions, sometimes less.
You can do this!
So, get a notebook, a pen, your Bible, and if you would like some help, take some time to answer the questions, and you may be surprised by all God teaches you.
- What is the problem Rebekkah is concerned about back in Genesis 27:46?
- Here we are seeing God’s solution to that problem. What do the shepherds say they can’t do in verse 8? What does Jacob do once he sees Rachel in verse 10? So he doesn’t listen to them and does the opposite of what they say. What might that tell you about Jacob’s attitude toward Rachel?
- What does this story tell us about Rachel and Leah? What does it tell us about Jacob’s attitude towards Rachel?
- How long does Jacob have to serve for Rachel? How did that time feel to him and why?
- What does Laban do that is deceptive?
- Jacob is a deceiver and here he is deceived. What does this passage say Jacob felt about Leah and Rachel after he married her?
- What does God do when he sees Jacob’s attitude toward Leah?
- As Leah has sons she is hoping different things. What is she hoping after she has the first son? What does she say after the second son? What about the third? What does she finally say after she has the fourth son?
- What might this story teach you about suffering and trials?