Genesis 49:33 (NKJV) And when Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.

The story of Jacob in the Bible is one of a family in relational difficulties. His family wasn’t the first dysfunctional family mentioned in the Bible, but they were certainly among the most prominent. I know you have heard the saying, “like father, like son” Well, Jacob’s failure to be discreet, honest, patient, and his failure to give unconditional love had a terrible impact on his children. He played favorites and set no clear boundaries on their behavior. To say that his relationship with many of his sons was strained is an understatement. Jacob’s family had some serious issues, just like so many of us in our families.

Whether you come from a family of dysfunction, like Jacob’s, or your family is more like the sitcom from back in the day the “Good Times, God calls us to honor our parents. You could make the argument that he commands it!

You may have the joy of honoring parents that have been all you could hope for, but some of you only have memories of parents who have hurt you, and that can be a challenging situation. The passing years, lack of communication, and memories of angry, heated, emotional exchanges can create tremendous anxiety. Where do you stand with your family? and how are things now? It’s time for peace with Dad, Mom, or whoever there is a serious disconnect from.

Point to ponder- But, God is in the redemption business. The Lord takes the bad things that happen to us and turns them for our good (Romans 8:28). It may be a process, to first connect, to confront, to forgive, to realize your roles have changed, but God is still in the redemption business. Please don’t forget today’s message people of God, have a marvelous day!

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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