Common Sense and Divine Instruction

1 Now Jacob heard what Laban’s sons were saying: “Jacob has taken all that was our father’s and has built this wealth from what belonged to our father.” 2 And Jacob saw from Laban’s face that his attitude toward him was not the same. 3 Then the Lord said to him, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you.” (Genesis 31:1-3)

This is a good place in the Bible where you can see common sense, sound advice and divine instruction put together in one critical life decision.

Jacob heard what his brothers-in-law were saying. He also observed that Laban’s attitude toward him changed by the look on his face. Then the Lord spoke to him about moving out and his two wives strongly agreed.

Often, when the Lord reveals His will for us, He orchestrates circumstances and events to prod us along to a certain direction using multiple means of confirmation.