After Jacob’s disobedience and the devastating tragedy that befell his family, God once again calls Jacob home to Bethel. God is instructing Jacob to fulfill his vow and receive anew the covenant promises. Before Jacob can do that, he must repent. Jacob does repent and leads his family in true repentance, turning from other gods and disobedience and turning to the True and Living God and obeying the Lord. Likewise, our repentance must be more than sorrow and grief. True repentance is turning from sin to God. Our lives should be characterized by ongoing, continual repentance, having our hearts changed from the desire to sin to the desire to not sin and obey God.