Jacob’s Unmerited Favors

Jacob heard that Laban’s sons were saying, “Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father.” 2 And Jacob noticed that Laban’s attitude toward him was not what it had been.

3 Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.” Genesis 31:1-3

Even after Jacob’s deceptions and outright lies, the Lord was protecting him. It’s difficult for me to understand this. What did he do to deserve the protection and blessing?

Once again, that’s the point, isn’t it?

Jacob did nothing to merit the Lord’s favor. He did nothing to earn it. He was a hopeless liar and cheat.

We’ll see this over and over again throughout Scriptures, even through the New Testament with Jesus Christ. What we see now in Genesis is only leading up to the Son of God and His time on earth. It’s a sign of things to come.

Praise the Lord!

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