With the help of his mother, Rebekah, Jacob receives his father's blessing, not Esau. He flees to Haran feisty, self-satisfied, and prideful.
Ha! We win!
After his marriages, Jacob and his family go to Canaan. On the way, a mysterious being wrestles with him until daybreak. He asks for a blessing, and the stranger asks his name. When he says Jacob, the stranger replies he will now be called Israel.
God, please help me.
Jacob continues on his journey and wants to make peace with Esau. He builds an altar for God and tells his family to remove their pagan idols.
Let's bring faith to St. Joe!
After receiving small blessings, such as winning games, I would not practice humility, however, I would be prideful such as Jacob was.
Despite my boastfulness, I got closer to God through prayer and family. Likewise, after asking the mysterious being for a blessing, Jacob saw God's light and changed his ways.
I ended up, like Jacob, helping others in their faith and leading them towards God.