And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.…
I. THAT ERRING MEN NEED DIVINE HELP.
II. THAT THIS SPECIAL HELP WAS GRANTED TO JACOB IN VIEW OF THE FUTURE. Lessons:
1. The presence of God comes closer than we often think.
2. The earthly may be in unison with the heavenly.
3. Avoid bargain-making with God. Do not say, "I could believe I am saved if only I felt happy!" Say, "He calls me to come; and as He will in no wise cast me out, I must be accepted by Him. What more dare I ask for? " Do not say, "If only I had more time, if I were not so pressed with poverty, if I had but some friend to direct me, I would serve God!" What I You do not need God because you are moneyless, friendless! What! You would walk with God in a calm, but not when a storm was yelling and dashing! Oh, foolish people and unwise! Away with all reserves! God is for us: Christ is with us. Receive what He proffers. Do as far as you know of His will, and leave all consequences with Him, sure that He will secure everlasting blessings.
(D. G. Watt, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.