Parting Ways

As Jacob increased in wealth, he came into conflict with Laban (Gen. 31:1-2). We’ve seen that Jacob’s increase was the increase of what is spiritual and that this leads to escalating conflict with what is fallen and fleshly. God doesn’t let this conflict go on indefinitely.  God told Jacob to leave Laban.  He brought separation…

To Judge or Not to Judge (Part 3)

In part one we found that judging is appropriate when the source of a judgment is God and not self.  Part two suggested ways we might know whether a judgment is from God.  Knowing whether a judgment is from God or not is a good start but it isn’t the whole picture.  We can know…