Scripture to Read: Genesis 28:18-19
We saw in yesterday’s devotion how God revealed to Jacob His promise that He first revealed to Abraham, Jacob’s grandfather. God appeared to Jacob in a dream, and again, as we saw yesterday when Jacob awoke, he was in awe of God and what God had spoken to him. Jacob was so in awe of God that he took the stone he slept on the night before, set it up, and poured oil over the stone to remind him where the dream occurred. What Jacob did was establish a “spiritual marker” for himself. Jacob wanted to make sure he remembered the place where God had spoken to him. Genesis 28:18-19 records it this way, “So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19 He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.” God speaks to us today through His Word, the Bible. We are so incredibly fortunate that we do not have to wait for God to speak to us through a dream, vision, or some other way. God has given us His Holy Word so we can hear Him daily by reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating on His Word. For us to choose not to get into God’s Word each day seems rather foolish when comparing what Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had to go through to hear from God. Let's not be foolish and miss what God has to say.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today through His interaction with Jacob and how He interacts with us today?
2. How are you listening to God each day, and how are you responding to all that He is saying to you?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!