By Mike Evans
If you have studied the Bible, you know the story of Jacob—how he and his mother, Rebekah, deceived his father, Isaac, into giving him the blessing that should have gone to his twin brother Esau. To save his life, he was sent away to live with his mother’s brother, Laban. Soon after his arrival in Haran, Jacob fell deeply in love with Rachel. After pledging to work seven years for her hand in marriage, Jacob was deceived by Laban, who replaced Rachel at the marriage ceremony with her veiled older sister Leah. A devastated and disappointed Jacob promised to work an additional seven years in order to marry Rachel.