Bible Study Lessons – – Genesis 33:1-18
Esau had sworn to kill Jacob because of the deceit of old.
But, the meeting turned out much different than Jacob ( Israel ) expected.
Read this enlightening story of forgiveness and reconciliation.
A Lesson in Forgiveness – Will Esau Ever Forgive Jacob? See What Happens When Jacob and Esau Meet
Then Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him.
So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids.
He put the maids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.
But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. – Genesis 33:1-4 NASB
The Meeting of Esau and Jacob – Forgiveness is Sweet
Esau gave his brother a great big hug when he met Jacob. The time away from each other began healing these old wounds. Each of them found that the love of a brother is thicker than property.
This commentary is very short but very profound in its brevity.
Move Forward with Your Life – Leave the Past Behind
Do you have revenge hidden in your heart for a friend or family member? Ask God to lift that feeling of revenge from you so that you can move on to better things in your life.
No More Pain
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Forgiveness is not an easy thing to do ( especially forgiving ourselves ) but just think about how far Christ went in order to forgive us.
Love in Christ
If you would like to learn about the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to read John 3:16 for information.