Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Sunday, August 11, 2002
The sheep in that part of the world were basically white and the goats black.
Laban believed that he had destroyed Jacob and tried to make it impossible for Jacob to ever recover and be successful again.
Laban shows his own selfish, crafty nature as well as his distrust of Jacob when Laban took out all the goats that would have belonged to Jacob and put them in the care of his sons.
“Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.”
Joe Louis - “I dont love money but it quiets my nerves.”
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes them to live.
The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Whenever we give our abilities, love, kindness, money, or time, talent, or treasure, or exercise our spiritual gift, what we are really giving is a portion of ourselves.
When we give of ourselves, this plants a seed which gives God “the channel” to give back to us under His fair and impartial laws of sowing and reaping.
HAG 2:8 “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,” declares the Lord of hosts.
PSA 24:1 The earth is the Lords, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.
PSA 50:10 For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills.
ROM 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
PSA 84:11 No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
DEU 8:18 “But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth,”
3JO 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002