Whether you love him or hate him, I think we can all see at least a little of ourselves in Jacob. Coming from behind, the prototypical underdog, even with his deceit and trickery, we might be able to identify. Whether we’re seeking approval from our father, constantly trying to have a leg up on our sibling, letting love blind us, or revenge drive us, we’ve got some Jacob in each of us. Maybe at the heart of Jacob’s pursuit after Esau and retreat from God’s call is fear, a fear that of not adding up, the fear of insignificance, the fear of being number two. Listen to this message and join us on Saturday nights to engage with the stories of Jacob.
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