Tales From the Bible by Mike Southern

Sleeping on God's Doorstep

Mike Southern
March 2018

After Jacob had cheated his brother Esau out of his birthright and stolen his blessing, he had to escape before Esau killed him. His mother and father agreed; they suggested he go stay with his uncle Laban. In fact, they suggested that he marry one of his uncle's daughters and settle down there! It wasn’t safe to stay home anymore, so Jacob had to leave quickly. He traveled as far as he could before nightfall, found a place to make camp and tried to go to sleep.

But as it turned out, Jacob didn't get much sleep—God was making too much noise!

You can read the full story in Genesis 27:41-28:22.

Sleeping on God's Doorstep

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