After giving birth to Issachar,Leah was still able to retain Jacob’s affection for her.This culminated in the birth of Zebulun.

Zebulun means “Dwelling”.Leah so named him to emphasize that his birth came as a result of her cohabiting with Jacob.

As usual,Jacob prophesied in line with the meaning of Zebulun’s name and the circumstance surrounding Zebulun’s birth:

“Zebulun shall dwell by the seashore and become a harbor for ships; his border shall extend to Sidon.”-Gen 49:13

That was fulfilled in the tribe of Zebulun as it had a great trade with Sidon as prophesied by Jacob.

In summary,Zebulun’s prophecy was about their association especially business ties.

What can we learn from this tribe?

Choose carefully who you dwell with…Your association with other people matters a lot:

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”-Proverb 13:20

And in terms of Divine association:

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”-Psalm 91:1

The next post will be on Jacob’s prophecy on Joseph…

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