Jacob and Esau Plan to Meet
Bible Study Lessons ---
was afraid of Esau.
And, with good reason.
He had stolen
just about everything Esau
owned and he (Esau)
promised to kill Jacob twenty years ago.
All Jacob had left was to
Waits for Esau - and Prays ..
returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your
brother Esau, and furthermore he is coming to
meet you, and four hundred men are with
Then Jacob was greatly
afraid and distressed; and he divided the people
who were with him, and the flocks and the herds
and the camels, into two companies; for he said,
If Esau comes to the one company and
attacks it, then the company which is left will
escape. - Genesis
Jacob prepares to
meet Esau and is afraid for his life
Would you be scared? Boy, I
Here is a fearsome warrior
coming at me with four hundred men and I'm the one
who stole his birthright and his blessing. You'd
better believe I'd be afraid for my life
The very last time Jacob and
Esau were together his brother had promised to kill
him for what was done to him.
The only thing holding Esau
back from killing Jacob was their
father, who now was
dead. The buffer zone was gone and Jacob fully
understood the gravity of the situation.
Turning It Over to
It had been 20 years since
Jacob had seen his brother and fear had overcome
him. But, do you know
what Jacob did after he gathered his thoughts? He
Jacob said, O
God of my father Abraham and God of my father
Isaac, O Lord, who said to me, Return to
your country and to your relatives, and I will
prosper you, I am unworthy of all the
lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which
You have shown to Your servant; for with my
staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have
become two companies.
Deliver me, I pray, from
the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau;
for I fear him, that he will come and attack me
and the mothers with the children. -
The next time you find
yourself in what you feel is a desperate situation,
take the time out to pray to God.
He does listen and you'll
find that many times things work out for the best
if you'll just ask God to step in and take over
Help for the
Will He always answer in the
way you expected?
No, but just turning problems
over to God will help relieve the worry and stress.
Stay tuned for how this story
ends and remember, nothing is too big for
Love in Christ
If you would like to discover
how to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
here and learn what
to do next.
More Reading for Genesis
Making Good Decisions
Returns to His Home
Goes After Jacob
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Passage above credited to Lockman