A New Beginning: Jacob & Esau Reconciled

It is important that we see the events in Genesis 33 as a sequel to Jacob’s wrestling with God and thus being broken, renamed, and blessed. We are meant to see the humbled, limping, drastically changed outcome of Jacob’s wrestling with God in Jacob’s interaction immediately after with Esau! We will see evidence in Genesis 33 of Jacob’s new-found courage, humility, repentance, holiness, and worship as a maturing believer. And perhaps most remarkably, we will see Jacob’s willingness to reconcile with his estranged brother Esau.

And so we will see marks of genuine repentance and victory which characterize every believer who has been broken to the point of thorough submission to God, all those who have by God’s grace experienced a new beginning.