In this sermon we see how God protects Jacob in accordance with his covenant promises.
We see that God protects Jacob by:
- Sending a host of angels to protect him.
- Giving him the wisdom to send messengers ahead of him to see what was in Esau’s heart.
- Moving Jacob to plead God’s covenant promises. Also causing him to humble himself before God.
- Giving him the wisdom to appease Esau’s anger.
We also look at whether or not it was a sin for Jacob to fear Esau in light of God’s promise.