In spite of our disobedience and sin, God’s purposes will be accomplished for his glory. This principle is evident in the story of Rachel and Leah, found in Genesis 29:30—30:24. The passage explains the beginnings of Israel’s twelve tribes through the births of Jacob’s twelve sons. Despite the bitter bickering of sisters Rachel and Leah, God’s plan was not thwarted. His purpose to build the house of Israel was accomplished—and specifically, it was through the lineage of Leah and Jacob’s son, Judah, that Jesus Christ was born.