The name Jacob seems to have a root meaning defined as deception. If so it seems to fit pretty well. Jacob does not seem to have much respect for Esau and is always looking out for number one. The shocking thing is his mother’s involvement. Rebekah seems eager for Jacob to steal the blessing that Isaac wants to give to Esau. At the same point, it could be that they are securing Jacobs right to have the blessing that belongs to him as the “new” firstborn as a result of the purchased right for the bowl of soup we just read about yesterday. Of course that seemed shady as well.
What do you think about these choices Jacob is making?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!