“When Rachel saw that she failed to bear children to Jacob, she became envious of her sister. She said to Jacob, ‘Give me children or I shall die!’ In anger Jacob retorted, ‘Can I take the place of God, Who has denied you the fruit of the womb?’ ” —Genesis 30:1-2

Jacob had competed with Esau. His wives competed with each other to see who could have the most children. Moreover, Jacob continued to have a battle of wits with Laban.

Prayer: Father, I repent of all rivalry, competition, envy, and jealousy (see Phil 2:3).
Promise: “The man grew increasingly prosperous, and he came to own, not only large flocks, but also male and female servants and camels and asses.” —30:43

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