And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.…
I. A way set up between earth and heaven, making a visible connection between the ground on which he slept and the sky.
II. The free circulation along that way of great powers and ministering influences.
III. God, the supreme directing and inspiring force, eminent over all. Lessons:
1. Every man's ladder should stand upon the ground. No man can be a Christian by separating himself from his kind.
2. Along every man's ladder should be seen God's angels.
3. High above all a man's plans and resolves, there must beta living trust in God.
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.