Presented by pastor Marc Simeon



VERSET DU JOUR : Genèse 29 :11

Ge 29:11 Et Jacob baisa Rachel, il éleva la voix et pleura.

 11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.


  1. What verdict King Salomon pronounced that made him famous for his wisdom?
  2. Which son of David caused him to flee away from Jerusalem to save his life?
  3. Who prayed and the earth opened up and swallowed his opponents?
  4. What is the name of the High priest who died when he heard that the Arch of the Covenant was seized by the enemies and that his two sons also died in the process?
  5. What was Jesus’ first recorded miracle?
  6. Who was a thief among the disciples of Jesus?
  7. Name the two great missionary partners who got separated after a big fight?
  8. What were the economic and spiritual conditions of the church of Smyrna?
  9. What is a eunuch?
  10.  Who warned Pilate to dismiss himself from the case of Jesus?




  • We’ve been following the story of Jacob in the few weeks.
  • Although Jacob was a man of destiny, we see that nothing came easy for Jacob.
  • Jacob left home with a lot of uncertainties in his heart.
  • People of destiny are always restless until they hit the center of God’s will for their lives.
  • Everything Jacob had done thus far was propelled by pressure and odd circumstances.
  • The departure from his father was circumstantial move.
  • Yet, all the events in the lives of Jacob were orchestrated by God.
  • God led him in the wilderness so that He could have a one on one with Jacob.
  • Although Jacob was covered in the alliance of Abraham, he also had to sign his own contract with God.
  • When God met Jacob in the wilderness, He already knew where Jacob was heading.
  • God already promised Jacob a safe arrival and a safe return to Canaan.
  • That prophecy covered a span of 20 years.
  • Jacob promised to God to be a faithful devotee of Him if he keeps all His promises.
  • The human element is still with us even if we’ve had the most sublime divine encounter with God.
  • Jacob kept his pace toward Padan-Aram not knowing what the future held for him.


  • This portion of the story of the life of Jacob is like a déjà-vu.
  • Some 40 plus years earlier, Eliezer took the same direction top look for a wife for Isaac.
  • Although Eliezer would have loved to land at the house of Petuel, but the providence of God orchestrated that Rebecca was chosen.
  • This time it is Rebecca’s son who took the journey for a dual purpose of safety and search for a bride.
  • Jacob is about to meet the love of his life in the same manner her mother was met.

Ge 29:1 ¶ Jacob se mit en marche, et s’en alla au pays des fils de l’Orient.

 2 Il regarda. Et voici, il y avait un puits dans les champs; et voici, il y avait à côté trois troupeaux de brebis qui se reposaient, car c’était à ce puits qu’on abreuvait les troupeaux. Et la pierre sur l’ouverture du puits était grande.

 3 Tous les troupeaux se rassemblaient là; on roulait la pierre de dessus l’ouverture du puits, on abreuvait les troupeaux, et l’on remettait la pierre à sa place sur l’ouverture du puits.

 4 Jacob dit aux bergers: Mes frères, d’où êtes-vous? Ils répondirent: Nous sommes de Charan.

 5 Il leur dit: Connaissez-vous Laban, fils de Nachor? Ils répondirent: Nous le connaissons.

 6 Il leur dit: Est-il en bonne santé? Ils répondirent: Il est en bonne santé; et voici Rachel, sa fille, qui vient avec le troupeau.

 7 Il dit: Voici, il est encore grand jour, et il n’est pas temps de rassembler les troupeaux; abreuvez les brebis, puis allez, et faites-les paître.

 8 Ils répondirent: Nous ne le pouvons pas, jusqu’à ce que tous les troupeaux soient rassemblés; c’est alors qu’on roule la pierre de dessus l’ouverture du puits, et qu’on abreuve les brebis.

 9 ¶ Comme il leur parlait encore, survint Rachel avec le troupeau de son père; car elle était bergère.

 10 Lorsque Jacob vit Rachel, fille de Laban, frère de sa mère, et le troupeau de Laban, frère de sa mère, il s’approcha, roula la pierre de dessus l’ouverture du puits, et abreuva le troupeau de Laban, frère de sa mère.

 11 Et Jacob baisa Rachel, il éleva la voix et pleura.

  • Fear keeps us from trusting God wholeheartedly.
  • Only God could arrange for Jacob and Rachel to be spotted at the same time in that geographical location.
  • God makes all the most difficult things that worry us to look easy.
  • Jacob could not believe the precision of God.
  • There no such things like coincidence in life.
  • Most of what we call coincidence is usually the work of God.
  • Jacob could no longer hold his emotion.
  • Laban is alive.
  • Laban has a beautiful, hard working daughter just like her mother was.
  • Rachel is welcoming just like Rebecca.
  • Jacob was already at work to help Rachel with the sheep.
  • If people had more faith in God to take more journeys throughout their lives, they would discover the rest of their destiny.

12 Jacob apprit à Rachel qu’il était parent de son père, qu’il était fils de Rebecca. Et elle courut l’annoncer à son père.

 13 Dès que Laban eut entendu parler de Jacob, fils de sa sœur, il courut au-devant de lui, il l’embrassa et le baisa, et il le fit venir dans sa maison. Jacob raconta à Laban toutes ces choses.

 14 Et Laban lui dit: Certainement, tu es mon os et ma chair. Jacob demeura un mois chez Laban.


  • Not all families are created equals.
  • The sweetness ran in the family.
  • From what I understand, God had been working in that family for a long time although they were pagans.
  • Abraham left the area and insisted that the behaviors of the people in his family, in his town were different than those of the Canaanites
  • Rebecca had the same issue the Canaanites women.
  • Laban loved his sister Rebecca very much.
  • Upon hearing that the son of Rebecca was in town, Laban was very excited.
  • Jacob did not have wonder one more day.
  • Upon arrival, he was given a place to live and a place to work.


15 ¶ Puis Laban dit à Jacob: Parce que tu es mon parent, me serviras-tu pour rien? Dis-moi quel sera ton salaire.

 16 Or, Laban avait deux filles: l’aînée s’appelait Léa, et la cadette Rachel.

 17 Léa avait les yeux délicats; mais Rachel était belle de taille et belle de figure.

 18 Jacob aimait Rachel, et il dit: Je te servirai sept ans pour Rachel, ta fille cadette.

 19 Et Laban dit: J’aime mieux te la donner que de la donner à un autre homme. Reste chez moi!

 20 Ainsi Jacob servit sept années pour Rachel: et elles furent à ses yeux comme quelques jours, parce qu’il l’aimait.

 21 Ensuite Jacob dit à Laban: Donne-moi ma femme, car mon temps est accompli: et j’irai vers elle.

 22 Laban réunit tous les gens du lieu, et fit un festin.

 23 Le soir, il prit Léa, sa fille, et l’amena vers Jacob, qui s’approcha d’elle.

 24 Et Laban donna pour servante à Léa, sa fille, Zilpa, sa servante.

 25 Le lendemain matin, voilà que c’était Léa. Alors Jacob dit à Laban: Qu’est-ce que tu m’as fait? N’est-ce pas pour Rachel que j’ai servi chez toi? Pourquoi m’as-tu trompé?

 26 Laban dit: Ce n’est point la coutume dans ce lieu de donner la cadette avant l’aînée.

 27 Achève la semaine avec celle-ci, et nous te donnerons aussi l’autre pour le service que tu feras encore chez moi pendant sept nouvelles années.

 28 Jacob fit ainsi, et il acheva la semaine avec Léa; puis Laban lui donna pour femme Rachel, sa fille.

 29 Et Laban donna pour servante à Rachel, sa fille, Bilha, sa servante.

 30 Jacob alla aussi vers Rachel, qu’il aimait plus que Léa; et il servit encore chez Laban pendant sept nouvelles années.

  • We often talk about the polygamous life of Jacob, but Jacob did not make the choice, it was enforced on him.
  • Jacob worked seven years for free as dot payment in exchange for the girl he loved.
  • On the wedding day, Laban slipped in Lea.
  • Can you imagine the confusion in that next morning in that honeymoon?
  • Jacob rightfully complaint about the trick.
  • Now, he is indebted to work another seven years.
  • He so loved Rachel that he was willing to do whatever the sacrifice necessary to be with her.
  • He did not have to wait seven years to get Rachel, but he had to work another seven years for free.
  • Some girls deserve for  a man to labor fourteen years in order to be with her.

 31 ¶ L’Éternel vit que Léa n’était pas aimée; et il la rendit féconde, tandis que Rachel était stérile.

 32 Léa devint enceinte, et enfanta un fils, à qui elle donna le nom de Ruben; car elle dit: L’Éternel a vu mon humiliation, et maintenant mon mari m’aimera.

 33 Elle devint encore enceinte, et enfanta un fils, et elle dit: L’Éternel a entendu que je n’étais pas aimée, et il m’a aussi accordé celui-ci. Et elle lui donna le nom de Siméon.

 34 Elle devint encore enceinte, et enfanta un fils, et elle dit: Pour cette fois, mon mari s’attachera à moi; car je lui ai enfanté trois fils. C’est pourquoi on lui donna le nom de Lévi.

 35 Elle devint encore enceinte, et enfanta un fils, et elle dit: Cette fois, je louerai l’Éternel. C’est pourquoi elle lui donna le nom de Juda. Et elle cessa d’enfanter.

  • Here again, we see how God is intertwined even in the imperfection of mankind to bring out his will.
  • The dysfunctional family of Jacob had enough foreign elements in it for a specific purpose.
  • The two wives of Jacob were in the same family tree of Abraham.
  • The two concubines of Jacob were foreigners.
  • God intentionally allowed that to happen so that all races could be present in the nations of Israel.
  • The nation of Israel was never intended to be homogenous in texture or skin color.
  • Lea was trying in vain to win the love of Jacob.
  • Sometimes we waste our time thinking that we can make people love us by performance.
  • Although Rachel was barren for many years, Lea was never able to change the trajectory of the affection of Jacob toward her.
  • Quit trying to play those silly games.


  • We see most definitely that God uses imperfect people like Jacob, like you and me..
  • We see that God can use even the wrongs that you endure from others as a stepping stone to launch you to your destiny.
  • We see how deception played a big role in the lives of the people in the time of Jacob.

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