Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
God didn’t have much to work with in Jacob. He would be one a teacher would not want in her classroom. You wouldn’t want him for a neighbor. An employer would refuse his application for employment. However, God was willing to take him on. The Lord made promises to this boy and through him created a nation still in existence today.
If God could do that with old Jacob, He can still do that today with you and me. His promises are as valid today as they were then.
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Give it some thought.