After Jacob is sent away ,Im sure Esau starts to think to himself, “Jacob has all the luck. He has the birthright, the blessing of the firstborn, and mom and dad are happy with him. They even sent him away with another blessing.
Jacob obeyed his father and mother…by going to Padan Aram to find a wife from his family line and not from the Canaanites. Esau may have figured this out. So he tries to make amends for marrying the two Canaanite women and goes and marries from Abraham’s family. Only he went to the wrong side of the family. He didn’t go to the chosen side, which was Isaac’s, but married Ishmael’s daughter. Ishmael was Esau’s uncle so he married his cousin. Esau was a man pleaser instead of a God pleaser!
Then there is Jacob…running for his life! Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
And here God is giving Jacob the same promise He made to Abraham and Isaac. The promise of the land and descendants as the dust of the earth along with the blessing for the whole earth through his descendants, which is Jesus.
But at this time Jacob doesn’t even have a wife,
Has God made a promise to you, but things seem to be going wrong all the time? Have you forgotten God’s promise? We know that God did keep His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
You may not see God’s promise come to pass in your lifetime. But it doesn’t mean it won’t.
Whatever it is that you are trusting God for, don’t ever give up! Keep praying and believing in God.
As God promised to Jacob: I am with you and will keep you wherever you go He will not leave you nor forsake you either!