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Tue, Jan 09 2018 - 03:46 AM

He walks no faster than the slowest lamb

A lesson in Genesis, the Lord is mindful...

Genesis 33
1 Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two maidservants.
2 He put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear.
3 He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
5 Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. "Who are these with you?" he asked. Jacob answered, "They are the children God has graciously given your servant."
6 Then the maidservants and their children approached and bowed down.
7 Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down.
8 Esau asked, "What do you mean by all these droves I met?"
"To find favor in your eyes, my lord," he said.
9 But Esau said, "I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself."
10 "No, please!" said Jacob. "If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably.
11 Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need." And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it.
12 Then Esau said, "Let us be on our way; I'll accompany you."
13 But Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die.
14 So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the droves before me and that of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir."
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Jacob reflected the heart of God in this...

He is mindful of our frame...
Psalm 103:14 For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.

He spoke to Peter to "tend My lambs", and He certainly practices what He preaches, even to this day...
John 21:15  So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My lambs."

He lives to make intercession for us, He is good for His Word...
Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

He watches over His garden, that no one damages it.
Psalm 121:3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Isaiah 27:3 "I, the LORD, am its keeper; I water it every moment. So that no one will damage it, I guard it night and day.

He watches over His Word
Jeremiah 1:12 Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it."

In conclusion, "He walks no faster than the slowest lamb" :)

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aumickmanuela - 3 months ago

wow, what an interresting post) thanks a lot for your writing