Dishonesty always reaps distress. Mistakes made by mothers seem to be particularly deadly, because they are trusted so instinctively. Mothers are meant to be the guardians and restorers of relationships within a family. Rebekah abdicated that responsibility by setting deceitful havoc in motion, forcing circumstances to fit her wishes. Her entire family suffered the ill effects, and Rebekah lost much ore than she gained. Her example reminds us of the pain we can inflict on our children with “too much mothering.” Her example warns us of the dangers of running ahead of God, not waiting for Him to act.
BIG IDEA: Those you love may suffer when you insist on your own plans.
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