In Genesis 33, we read of the reconciliation between Jacob and Esau as they finally meet again. While we expect Jacob to have mastered dependence on God at this point, we watch him instead choose to rely on himself again. Jacob and Esau’s stories make it clear that we can’t make either of them the “good guy” or the “bad guy”; rather, they remind us that we can only look to God as the hero.

Scripture: Genesis 33:1-20

Topics: Faith, Fear, Freedom, Generational Sin, Humility, Local Church, Passivity, Self Reliance