And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.…
I. THE PATH OF COMMON DUTIES IN DAILY LIFE IS THE BEST AND SUREST WAY TO HEAVENLY VISIONS. Jacob's track lay downward to the deep valley, and through its shadows to the fords of Jordan. So, if our life is led downward, through toil and care and sorrow, heaven may open as freely above it as on the hill-tops. All know how the proof of a soldier is given on the march as much as in battle; and it is so in common life. But in spiritual application there is a difference: the rewards of men are won only on the field; but our Divine Commander observes and honours equally those equally faithful in the daily march, in farm, or shop, or household, or in the shut-in camp of sickness those "faithful in that which is least."
II. GOD'S CARE OVER THOSE THAT FEAR HIM.
III. GOD'S WAY OF APPEARING FOR MAN'S HELP.
(W. H. Randall.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.