In Genesis chapter 28 we read of Jacob’s dream of the ladder going into Heaven and God’s promise to him. Just one chapter prior to this, Jacob, with the help of his mother had deceived his father Isaac. What has changed? What was the purpose of God giving Jacob this dream? In the dream He promises Jacob that thru him, “all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Gen 28:14) The dream had to be humbling to Jacob. It was more than a dream like we would have today. Jacob knew this was truly God speaking to him. “Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.’” (Genesis 28:16) This is another instance of God working thru imperfect men. Like Jacob, none of us will ever be perfect, but if we stay close to Him and His word we can glorify His name in the way that we live.
Today’s reading: Genesis 27-29