God's Chosen Vessel
"The earth trembles under an unloved woman..."
Leah was always second best, in eyes of Jacob and in eyes of others. Her sister Rachel was always being exalted over her. We see a perfect example of this in Genesis 31, verse 33.
Even though it had been Rachel who had stolen Laban's household gods, when it came to searching of tents, Rachel was one who was searched last because Jacob and Laban suspected her least.
And whenever Jacob and his family were reuniting once again with Esau and he feared for their safety (Genesis 33:2), Jacob put maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in rear because he knew they'd be safest there.
"Jacob ... loved Rachel more than Leah ..." (Genesis 29:30)
Often, it seems as if God's chosen ones are nothing more than second class citizens, in eyes of world. So it was with Leah.
Leah was one who was ignored--unwanted by everyone but God, that is! She was one He chose to mother tribe of Judah--His Son's tribe. Leah was His chosen vessel! (Genesis 35:23)