A Rock or Pillow October 21

Genesis 28:11

And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

There is a cost to serving God, and most would look at this verse in Genesis and think in terms of comfort. This verse is about Jacob fleeing from his brother Esau after he stole the birthright (allegedly). In my humble opinion, Jacob had legally traded a bowl of soup for the birthright that Esau had despised, and obeying his mother's command, he pretended to be Esau and obtained the blessing from Isaac.

His blessing starts in a desert and a rock for a pillow, symbolically laying his troubled thoughts upon a stone. Imagine the mental stress he must have suffered for a rock to be a pillow, the last possible choice.

Jacob laid his head upon a rock, and that night God met him in a dream., he saw a ladder and angels ascending and descending from Heaven to earth.

When you're stressed out, begin to pray (I heard the Holy Spirit say three times, "Begin to pray.")

When you "begin to pray," you'll discover another way to lay your head upon the Rock, the Rock of our Salvation, Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:4

and that Rock was Christ.

He is: El Sela

God my Rock

Blessing's

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