Imagine this. Jacob does everything in his power to trick his father he was Esau, so that his father would bless him with the birth right and it actually works! He gets the blessing, he gets to carry on the lineage of Abraham! THE FATHER ABRAHAM!! But it doesn't come without a cost, only because he decides to be shady and shidty, he has to leave his mother and father's home because his brother Esau is out to get him, LITERALLY. He actually say that, "When I see him, I'm going to kill him." I paraphrase, but you get the point. So he goes into the wilderness has this dream about gates in ladders that kind of tells the whole future of mankin (but who knew that then?) to end up at Laban's house. When he gets to Laban's town he lays eyes on the most beautiful woman he has ever seen and decides that'g going to be his wife, only to find out that her dad, (his uncle) is an even bigger trickster than he is.... Buckle up this is Bible School!!
After Jacob has convinced Esau to sell his birth right in a moment of weakness, the trickery continues. We learn a plethora of things here in this passage:
1. Esau was guilty of bartering divine privilege for carnal gratification.
2. Don’t think you have to help God. If Rebekah would have not devised the plan God would have worked it out his way.
3. Don’t be blind by you own affections to what God wants to do. Isaac was stuck on Esau, God was stuck on Jacob. Isaac wasn’t sensitive to the prophecies of God.
4. Did Jacob earn the blessing? Nope. Something worthy of being grateful for, in our own weaknesses.
5. Jacob found the acceptance of his father by hiding behind the name of the first born beloved son. He was clothed in his clothes (type of Christ: we’re clothed in his righteousness).