And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God…
I. IT WAS UNDERTAKEN AT THE CALL OF GOD.
II. IT WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN THE SPIRIT OF OBEDIENCE AND CONSECRATION.
III. IT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIVINE PROTECTION.
IV. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY INCREASED SPIRITUAL BLESSING.
1. The old promises were renewed.
2. He has increased knowledge of God.
3. His religious character is purified and raised.
(T. H. Leale.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.