Tangled Web


"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!" ~ Walter Scott 

Not all things in life happen with equality. Some rewards and punishments must wait for heaven. 

But deception often brings earthly results. 

The Bible gives us an excellent example: Jacob and his mother successfully tricked Isaac into giving Jacob his older brother's blessing (Genesis 27). 

Fast forward and we find that Jacob meets his match. After working seven years to marry Rachel, her father Laban tricks Jacob into marrying her older sister Leah. 

Jacob stole his older brother's blessing and ended up as "the older sister's blessing" (Genesis 29:16-27). 

God seemed to approve of Jacobs's consequences by blessing Leah with many children and placing her in the linage of Christ* (Genesis 35:23-24).

Galatians 6:7 will eventually prove true, either here on earth or in heaven: "God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." 
* Through her son Judah
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