Genesis 31:1-32:2

  1. 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.
  2. 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.