Battle Before Blessing

Battle Before Blessing

“When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, ‘Your brother Esau is planning to avenge himself by killing you. Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran.’” – Genesis 27:42,43 Yesterday, I mentioned Jacob’s wrestling match with God. The backstory on that account is that Jacob, who was a few minutes younger than his twin brother Esau, was insanely jealous of the birthright his brother inherited by coming out of the womb first. Now Esau was kind of a big lug of a guy and he was often out in the fields hunting. On the other hand, Jacob was a nerdy bookworm who liked to dwell in tents; because of his academic prowess, he felt himself better suited to be the leader of the family. Accordingly, in

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