The Old Testament offers stories of heroes in the faith who inspire us, encourage us, and model how to live the Christian life with courage and confidence in God. And yet, woven into these stories of faith and courage are cautionary tales of fear and compromise.

Julius Kim addressed Genesis 29:15–35 in a sermon to his congregation of New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido, California, on August 30, 2020, titled “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places.” Kim uses Genesis 29 and the story of Jacob, Leah, and Rachel to remind us to look to Christ for ultimate love, healing for our brokenness, and the fulfillment of our hearts’ desires. The Bible tells us the amazing story of God’s rescue, Jesus’s substitutionary death, and the divine grace and love that fixes all brokenness and fills all emptiness.