“Then they set out, and the terror of God fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them”. Gen 35:5
Story: God asked Jacob to go up to Bethel, in the previous chapter we read Jacob was scared of neighboring people. When he heard the command to go back before moving he did something “So Jacob said …Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.” Gen 35:2 Next we read God put a terror on everyone around and that no one pursued Israel.
Lesson: We might be afraid now, but if we change and purify our ways. Obey the Lord; He will put a terror even upon our enemies. There is power in blameless walk. Let us not fight our cause, Lord will fight for us, when we get rid of all things that take the place of God, anything we give more importance than God.
Prayer: Father Lord, let me not look at people, let me not live a life based on other people opinion about me. Let my focus be to serve you with all my heart, mind and soul. Amen