Laban answered, “It is not the custom in this place to give the younger daughter in marriage before the firstborn.”
We marginalize God when we rationalize sin.
When we choose to sin rather to trust God, we are saying, “I’ve got a plan and it’s better than Yours.”
Laban rationalized his sin by appealing to what he thought ought to have been done.
Where are we doing the same thing?
Where are we rationalizing our sin based on culture or tradition and in so doing marginalizing God in our lives?
Maybe we should abandon our attempts at self-realization through self-determination and self-reliance.
Just a thought for those of us who call ourselves Christian.