“But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.”
Jacob fears his reunion with Esau, but he is surprised to encounter Esau with such love and forgiveness.
When people wrong us or even suggest doing so, we have the tendency to think their actions are who they are and that they won’t change. But Jacob prayed to the LORD; he wrestled with God for a blessing, and in this passage we see his faith rewarded. Esau has changed and is eager to welcome his brother back after much discord- even though Jacob wronged him! People can change, but we have to give them opportunities to show us rather than writing them off.
LORD, help me to see people like You do. Help me to truly love others and to believe in second chances and changed hearts.
Next Week’s Reading Schedule:
1/30: Genesis 27-28
2/1: Genesis 31-32
2/2: Genesis 33 & 35
2/3: Genesis 37