- Which of Jacob’s wives was the ancestress of our Lord? Cf. Prov. 16:9; Heb. 7:14. And of what did his years with Laban make him most conscious?
- What does this passage show about polygamy? Does Jacob’s possession of several wives provide a warning concerning right ideals for marriage?
- Six more years have passed (31; 41). To what extent is Jacob the deceiver now a changed man? See 31:6, 38-42. Also, what evidence is there that he has come to a deeper knowledge of God? See 31:3-13, 42.
- What factors combined to make Jacob sure that God’s time for him to return to Canaan had come? How was the inevitable opposition of Laban overcome? What may I learn for my own encouragement from such a record?
Note. 31:42, 53. ‘The Fear of Isaac’: i.e., the God whom Isaac reverently worshipped.