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GENESIS 27:41-46
Rebekah urged Jacob to flee to her brother and stay there until Esau forgot about the stolen
blessing. Notice that Rebekah said to Jacob, “That which thou hast done to him” (Gen. 27:45).
Jacob was guilty of stealing the blessing from Esau, but Rebekah had devised the plan. Rebekah
schemed again and decided it would be best for Jacob to go to her brother’s home to live until
Esau forgot about his plot against Jacob.
Rebekah did not expect that Jacob would have to stay long with Laban, for she instructed Jacob,
“Tarry with him a few days, until thy brother’s fury turn away” (v. 44). Esau was apparently very
temperamental, and Rebekah assumed that, even though he was so angry at the time, he would
soon forget about the entire matter. Assuming that Esau would soon forget, Rebekah told Jacob,
“Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence” (v. 45).
Rebekah did not realize all the sorrow that was to be reaped because of what she and Jacob had
sown. After she sent Jacob away, she never saw him again. She died before he was able to return.
Rebekah did not realize all the calamity that would come on her because of her disobedience to
God. Like Rebekah, we sometimes think we can escape reaping what we have sown—but we
may be sure that our sins will find us out.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Gal.
Theodore Epp

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