(30) WORKING FOR FAMILY IS OFTEN TROUBLESOME.

30. WORKING FOR FAMILY IS OFTEN TROUBLESOME.
Genesis 31:6,7 – “And you know that with all my might I have served your father. Yet your father has deceived me and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to hurt me.”
Laban did not treat Jacob the best (although Jacob’s behavior toward Laban was not entirely above reproach either). The point here is that it can be very difficult working for family, even with the potential benefits. It’s not impossible or always bad, but without clearly defined roles of authority and mutual respect and consideration, things can get nasty.

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