We ought to be able to learn something about worship from this book of beginnings. A recurring phrase in the book is “built an altar.” We are looking at each of these texts as we examine how worship changes us or how we are “Altered by the Altar.” Today, we have come to a second altar built by Jacob. We should not forget about the first altar. We read about that back in Genesis 28. He built that altar after God met him in a dream. Jacob awoke from that dream and knew that he had met with God. In fact, this is what we said about that encounter.