Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Jacob says to his brother Esau, “Please take my gift which has been brought to you, because God has dealt graciously to me and because I have plenty.” (Genesis 33:11). There has been a dramatic change in Jacob. He had once used deception to gain Esau’s birthright and now he has insisted on giving him several hundred animals. The previous night of wrestling with the Angel of the Lord has transformed Jacob’s heart from deceiver to Israel, one who now willingly and generously blesses others.