The tantrum of a spoiled-child that hasn’t learned life’s first lesson. Instead of repenting and turning to the Lord, her envy multiplies into several sins.
This filling is important because the wilderness is a dangerous place. It is full too. Full of the devil and his temptations.
God looks down on the happenings at Laban’s and brings justice to Leah. Despised by her father and her husband, the Lord gives her joy in bearing children.
The tenderizing effect of John’s work readied the people for the coming ministry of Jesus. John made it plain that no grey areas existed when it came to living according to the Lord’s way.