June 4, 2024

The Stairway to Immovable Blessing

“He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the Lord, and he said: ‘I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.’ ” – Genesis 28:12,13 Jacob and Esau were twin brothers, and since Esau came out first, he inherited the birthright from his father Isaac. Jacob, whose name literally means “the one who grabs the heel,” came out grasping his older brother’s foot, which was very much symbolic of the nature of their relationship. After deceiving his dad into giving him the blessing that rightfully belonged to Esau, Jacob set out on a journey to Padan Aram where his mom’s relatives lived. 

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