Bible Study

Jacob- Labor for Love

Jacob’s parents were Isaac and Rebekah, and Esau was his twin brother. God spoke to Rebekah before the birth of the twins, saying, “Two nations are in your womb…and the older (Esau) will serve the younger (Jacob)” (Gen. 25:23). As soon as Jacob makes his appearance in Scripture, we find him manipulating his brother Esau into surrendering his birthright. Esau was so hungry that he gave up his birthright, which he did not really care about (25:32). Jacob tricked his father into giving him the blessing of the firstborn.

When the realization of our ambitions is clearly shown, our task is to wait for the Lord to bring about His plan in His way and in His time. God is able to perform what He has promised, without the aid of human schemes.