I read this in the Jesus Storybook Bible curriculum last night while studying to teach the story of Leah and Rachel. The section below is SO good. Hope you’re encouraged no matter how upside down your day may seem or how weak you may feel!
“So here we have the birth of the royal line through
the rejected wife. In this way Genesis continues the
pattern of inversion. In this generation, it is the son
not loved (Jacob) and the wife not loved (Leah) who
bear the messianic seed into the world. The gospel
turns things upside down. The weak are really
the strong. The repentant are the righteous.
The people who think they are righteous are rejected.
The cross is a victory.”