Jacob leaves home sent away as a covenantal fugitive to fend for himself at his uncle’s house. He is left alone in the deserve literally stripped of everything that he valued. Is all lost? What can Jacob’s vision in the midst of his existential crises teach us about preaching and the gospel message?
Jacob has sinned against his family, his covenant identity, and worst of all the Lord. He is banished from his home and exiled like Adam from Eden. Is there any hope for this man? Can the Lord still work through such a sinner? How does the Lord make explicit that His Sabbath will be established?