Willing to Bear the Loss

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Genesis 30 and 31 today.
Jacob spoke with his father-in-law who was both Jacob’s uncle and boss, and said, “That which was torn by beasts I did not bring to you; I bore the loss of it. You required it from my hand, whether stolen by day or stolen by night” (Genesis 31:39). Jacob wanted to prosper his boss and did not want him to suffer loss. Therefore, Jacob willingly bore the loss.
We might be tempted to think that this would make Jacob the loser. However, it did not. He served the God of heaven, and if we put the interests of others before ourselves, even to the point of suffering personal loss, God will make sure that we prosper later.
Remember, God is our ultimate Master and Boss. He will take care of us and more than compensate us for the way we live.

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