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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Brown (11/26/09)

TITLE: THE COLOR OF HUMILITY
By RHONDA SEABROOK
11/30/09


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I have gone over it in my mind, time and time again. i just can't figure out why he made that decision. Sometimes when we make decisions, they don't always turn out the way we expect them too. Jacob had a plan and was not going to leave Laban's house empty handed. Besides he worked hard for so many years and had a large family to support. And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me. For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock. I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word. Gen 30:29-34

Jacob did not want any hand outs from Laban, but deserved anything that Laban wanted to give him. It was Gods favor over Jacob's life that cause Laban to prosper anyway. Jacob recognized all that, but still did not want Laban to feel like he gave him anything for free. I can understand him not wanting Laban to think that he made him rich. Jacob wanted God to get all the glory. He knew that if God could do this thing no matter how big or small, that it could never be disputed, who made him to prosper. That is the color of humilty speckled, spotted, and brown. God I want you to do it! I can hear Jacob saying, "God I'm standing on faith and I need you to make the impossible possible." Sometimes we want to provide for our families so desperately that we compromise our standards. Jacob demonstrated in this story, how humilty and faith in Gods ability can give you the victory in any situation. You may not always know the outcome, but you know that with God, you will come out of it victoriously.


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Sunny Loomis 12/09/09
Thank you for this story from the Bible. Good job.