In our sermon text we see the outcomes and paths of two sons, Jacob and Esau. Esau, though richly blessed by God does not become the son of the covenant promise. Jacob, chosen by God, is the son and benefactor of the covenant promises and settles in the land promised to Abraham. Jacob’s son, Joseph is given dreams that foretell God raising him up as a type of savior for the nation of Israel. Israel will soon need saving and in this text we read God’s plan of salvation unfolding.