September 23 – Genesis

We are discovering the stories of Genesis, the first book in the Bible. Today’s passage is found in chapter 27.

Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, ‘The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.’ But the words of her elder son Esau were told to Rebekah; so she sent and called her younger son Jacob and said to him, ‘Your brother Esau is consoling himself by planning to kill you. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran, and stay with him for a while, until your brother’s fury turns away— until your brother’s anger against you turns away, and he forgets what you have done to him; then I will send, and bring you back from there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?’

Reflection – Jacob has stolen the blessing that should have gone to his brother Easu, and Easu plans revenge.  Does your family have similar stories of strife, or are they forgotten and not talked about?  Why might it be important to remember them?

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