Two weeks ago, we talked about Jacob and his trip to Haran. We talked about the dream he had at Bethel—the dream of the ladder—and the promise he made to God there. We also talked about how he fulfilled that promise many years later when he got back to the Land of Israel.
Today we’re going to talk about the rest of Jacob’s adventure: his time in Haran and how God used that time to shape him into the man of God he later became. Because if there’s one thing we know for sure about Jacob, it’s that when he started off in life, he was trouble. Oh yes, he was a good boy, a mama’s boy (Gen. 25:27,28). But he was also a liar and a cheater; a deceiver.