Repentance & Restoration
We been following the life of Jacob since his birth when he grabbed the heal of twin brother Esau. He left the land, running from Esau in fear for his life, and now that he has been delivered he returns to Bethel as he vowed. If God would be faithful, then so would he. This chapter shows us that faithfulness includes household-wide repentance, and when this happens, God unleashes His blessings. Israel is restored and assured in everyway, strengthening them to deal with death and transition.