14 “Issachar is a rawboned donkey
lying down among the sheep pens.
15 When he sees how good is his resting place
and how pleasant is his land,
he will bend his shoulder to the burden
and submit to forced labor. Genesis 49:14-15
Issachar was Zebulun’s full brother and was the oldest of the two. Once again, we see the switch of blessing going to the younger instead of the elder of the brothers.
According to this blessing, Issachar would end up being be a farmer and not have higher aspirations. There’s nothing at all wrong with that.
I’ve known a few people like that in my life. They just get by, not at all ambitious, no motivation to better themselves. I don’t understand that necessarily, but too is fine.
As I mentioned recently, different people have different temperaments and motivations. Who am I to judge how others conduct themselves?
The important thing is how we conduct ourselves.
Are we living up to what we know God wants us to do?
Do we even know what he wants from us?