Genesis 28:10-17

 
 

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking him to meet you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.

He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

There above it stood the LORD, and he said:

“I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”

He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

(Genesis 28:10-17)

Devotion

Through trickery and deceit, Jacob lived up to his name and took both Esau’s birthright and his patriarchal blessing. With his family in shambles, including death threats from his brother, Jacob had to leave town in a hurry!

In the midst of this family relational chaos, God revealed Himself to Jacob and confirmed His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants.

This was Jacob’s first recorded direct interaction with God, and he was astounded at God’s self-revelation.

The Big Question

Are there sins or damaged relationships or some other broken areas in your life that you are running from right now?

Ask God to reveal His awesome presence and healing power to you in the midst of your brokenness.

Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on what you’ve learned.