Bowed down 7 times
They wept. Called him “my lord” “For to see your face is like seeing the face of God”
He seemed to place a longing for family that was greater than the anger he held.
No. He should have done as God commanded in Gen 31:3, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”Back to Bethel where God told him he would live in Gen 28:13
My Daily Journal:
I was struck by the lesson that humility and love go hand in hand. Jacob had spent his youth conniving to get the upper hand on his brother. He clung to his heal at birth, he bought his birthright, he stole his blessing from his father. He always wanted to be over his brother, dominating in authority. But to receive the love of his brother and overcome the hatred and anger Jacob had pushed into his brothers heart, could not be received through strength or cunning. To receive love requires humility.