Today’s Verse, Genesis 35:27
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.
Reflections on Today’s Verse
At long last, Jacob is reunited with his father, Isaac. We don’t know if there were previous visits. If there were, the Bible simply doesn’t say. It is likely that this was his first visit in almost 30 years. And, remember, he didn’t leave his father on good terms during his last visit. Jacob disguised himself as Esau to receive the blessing. Despite all the rocky history, there doesn’t appear to be any hatred or bitterness between the brothers. Remember, they had made up and settled their differences.
Do you know where you stand in relation to Jesus Christ? Do you trust in Him? Or, do you trust in something or someone else? There is no other way to heaven, except by believing in and trusting in Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). Every other hope is a false hope and every other way is a lie.
This may not make sense now, but if you look back as your grow older, you will be able to thank God for the trials in your life, just like Isaac and Jacob. These times will be some of the greatest times of growth in your life as a Christian, and, ultimately, you won’t have any regrets.
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Father, the more I grow the more I realize that I often have more questions than answers. Yet, Lord, as I grow older in Christ, I become more and more aware that all I have is Christ. He is our merit and right standing. All else is vain! Apart from Him I can do nothing! As I grow older, the more this becomes a daily reality. Lord, help me to learn this truth early and live a life of prayer today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.