As Jacob’s story draws toward its conclusion, we are reminded 1) of God’s faithfulness to Jacob individually, and 2) of God’s faithfulness to His larger covenant promises to bring about redemption thru the Promised Seed.
This serves then to reflect a truth for us as readers as well: with Jacob, we are meant to rejoice in the personal faithfulness of God to each of us as believers – but more importantly, we are reminded that we are not the center of the story of God’s redemption.
Even God’s faithfulness to us personally is meant to enable us to play our part in the grander unfolding story of God’s redemption in Jesus Christ.
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