A Comparison of Jacob’s Sin and Jacob’s Consequences


Lesson Jacob’s Mistakes Jacob’s Consequence
Serving/Control Jacob wanted Esau to serve him as promised (older will serve the younger) Jacob must serve Laban for 14 years
Deception Jacob deceived Isaac to get the blessing Jacob was deceived into marrying Leah
Patience Jacob didn’t wait for God to deliver the promise Jacob was forced to work 14 years for Rachel
Greed Jacob made an unfair bargain with Esau birthright for stew Jacob had his wages unfairly changed by Laban


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