In this chapter, God called Jacob to return with his wives, children, and livestock from serving his uncle Laban in Padan Aram to the land of Canaan he had fled twenty years earlier to escape the anger of his brother Esau.
Paul continues his letter of reconciliation to the church in Corinth. He speaks Christians being new creations, of being present with the LORD when we leave our bodies, and of Jesus reconciling us to God through His death on the cross.
In this chapter, we find the death of Abraham, and the birth of his twin grandsons – Esau and Jacob. We find here the rivalry between these brothers, culminating in Esau’s forfeiture of his birthright.
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