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Gratefulness
 

Q : Share about a time when somebody surprised you with a gift?

Today we will look into a woman’s life that how she got a gift and what was her attitude.

Genesis 30:1-6
1 When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I'll die!"
2 Jacob became angry with her and said, "Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?"
3 Then she said, "Here is Bilhah, my maidservant. Sleep with her so that she can bear children for me and that through her I too can build a family."
4 So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife. Jacob slept with her,
5 and she became pregnant and bore him a son.
6 Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me; he has listened to my plea and given me a son." Because of this she named him Dan.


Q: What was Rachel ‘s desire (to have a child)

Q: When you desire something and you do not get how do you feel? (Share about an incident when something you desired and you did not get it)?

Q: What did Rachel do when she did not bear child? (She was jealous and angry)?

Q: How did Jacob reacts towards Rachel? (Angry and upset)

There is a small point to learn here. If we pressurize others to achieve our desires they get hurt, it breaks relationship.

Genesis 30:22-24
22 Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and opened her womb.
23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my disgrace."
24 She named him Joseph, and said, "May the LORD add to me another son."


Q: Did God forget Rachel? (No, God blessed her with a Baby)

Q: Was Rachel grateful to God? No, she asked for one more child

C: She became greedy and ungrateful

Q: How the world is greedy today? (People want money, position, name, no caring for relationship, fighting for property)

Q: How does God feel, when we are greedy?

Q: Does God know our needs?

Q: How does God fulfill our needs? (Blessings)

Q Why sometimes He does not fulfill our needs? (He wants us to rely upon Him, to be patient, to obey Him, to trust Him)

Conclusion

Q: Are you greedy and just running after money?

Today you need to make time to learn about God and His ways and not just is busy in making money.