When Rebekah finds out that Esau was planning to kill his younger brother, Jacob, whom she loved and whom she had deceive her husband, Isaac, she once again takes matters into her own hands and asks her son Jacob to obey her voice (just as she had asked him to obey her voice to deceive his father and his brother). This time, fearing for the loss of her favorite son, her homeboy, Jacob, she tells him to run away to her brother’s place and tarry there for a few days, until Esau’s fury subsides. She tells him that when Esau’s anger against Jacob abates and Esau has forgotten what Jacob had done, she would send for him and get him back from there (Genesis 27:42-45).
Points to ponder:
In this account we see that Jacob who sinned by deceiving his father and brother has to run away as a fugitive. He who had a home now has to become homeless because of his own transgression. The homeboy becomes homeless on account of his own sin.
On a different note, from this account, we see in the Holy Bible, that our sins made the darling/homeboy of heaven (Psalm 22:20), Jesus Christ, to have to leave his home and become homeless on earth, without even a proper place for his birth (Luke 2:1-20) or a place to lay his head (Luke 9:58). Jesus, the homeboy become homeless, not because of his sins, but because of our sins.
Sins can make you and me homeless from heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ, as your Lord and Savior, so that we can be adopted into God’s family and can call heaven, where God dwells, our home. Don’t be a homeless homeboy/girl!
Genesis 27:42-45 (KJV)
42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother’s fury turn away;
45 Until thy brother’s anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?