Day 10

Jacob, Heel-Grabber and Inheritance-Snatcher

from the reading plan

Genesis 25:21-34, Genesis 26:34-35, Genesis 27:1-27, Genesis 27:30-36, Genesis 27:41-46, Genesis 28:1-5, Genesis 28:10-15, Genesis 35:9-13, Genesis 35:22-26

Start each day by reading the passages listed above. Then use the summary and reflection provided here to guide discussion around the daily reading.

Jacob was the younger son of Isaac and twin brother of Esau. God changed this deceiver’s name to Israel, and he inherited the promises made to his father and grandfather. The descendants of Jacob’s twelve sons became known as the tribes of Israel, with each tribe bearing the name of one of Jacob’s sons or grandsons.

What aspects of Jacob’s story do you connect or resonate with?


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