Genesis 33, Jacob and his family returned to his country. When he saw Esau coming with his 400 men, Jacob now arranged his two concubines and their children at the head, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last. Then Jacob went on ahead. As he approached his brother he bowed low seven times before him. And then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him affectionately and kissed him; and both of them were in tears! Then Esau asked, “Who are these people with you?” “My children,” Jacob replied. Then the concubines came forward and bowed low before him. Then Leah with her children, and finally Rachel and Joseph made their bows. “And what were all the flocks and herds I met as I came?” Esau asked. “They are my gifts, to curry your favor!” “Brother, I have plenty,” Esau laughed. “Keep what you have.” “No, but please accept them,” Jacob said, “for what a relief it is to see your friendly smile! I was as frightened of you as though approaching God! Please take my gifts. For God has been very generous to me and I have enough.” Esau said. “My men and I will stay with you and lead the way.” But Jacob replied, “As you can see, some of the children are small, and the flocks and herds have their young, and if they are driven too hard, they will die. So you go on ahead of us and we’ll follow at our own pace and meet you at Seir.” So Esau started back to Seir that same day. Jacob arrived safely at Shechem, in Canaan, and camped outside the city. And there he erected an altar and called it “El-Elohe-Israel,” “The Altar to the God of Israel.”) FRIENDS, JACOB FOUND GOD IN THE DESERT AND GAVE HIS HEART TO GOD. HE CONTINUED TO SERVE GOD THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND TAUGHT HIS CHILDREN TO DO THE SAME. Proverbs 22:6. Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older, he will remain upon it.
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