OUR LORD WHO MITIGATES UNFAIRNESS AGAINST US
Genesis chapter 31 verses 9 - 10 says this;
So God has taken away your father’s livestock and has given them to me.
“In breeding season I once had a dream in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted.
This chapter contains the words of Jacob to his wives Leah and Rachel as he explained to them why he wanted to leave their father's household and go back to his own household.
In this particular passage, Jacob was illustrating that the crisis was triggered when he started prospering while his wive's father was losing wealth.
Whenever his father-in-law said that the speckled goats would be Jacob's wages, the flock would give birth to speckled goats and whenever his father-in-law said that streaked goats would be his wages, the flock began producing streaked goats abundantly.
It was this pattern that helped Jacob see that the Lord was helping him prosper.
In Genesis 31 verses 11 - 12, an angel in a dream clarified this for Jacob.
The angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob.’ I answered, ‘Here I am.’ And he said, ‘Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.
This favour on Jacob was predicated by his father-in-law's unfairness towards him and the Lord intervened on his behalf to prosper him inspite of the unfairness he was enduring. This favour ended up becoming so evident that animosity against Jacob began to fester in the hearts of his in-laws.
Bless our lord who helps us overcome injustice.