Did Esau truly forgive Jacob?

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Speaker 1

So Mark is asking, did Esau truly forgive Jacob?

Speaker 2

I think you’re going to find the answer pretty clear in the book of Genesis, chapter 33. If you go there to I think verse 60 is where Jacob and Esau finally meet after years of them being apart after Jacob deceived his father. Wendy, will you read that really quick? Genesis 33. Sorry.

Speaker 1

No worries. I’ll be happy to read it. Then he crossed over before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times until he came near to his brother, he being Jacob. But he still ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him. And they wept. And he lifted his eyes and saw the woman and children and said, who are these with you? So he said, the children whom God has graciously given your servants.

Speaker 2

And so we kind of see here that ESA came and embraced him and they kissed and he wept. And we looked up. ESA even asked his brother like, who are all these people? And Jacob’s response in verse six, in verse eight said then ESA said, what do you mean by all this company which I met? And he said, Jacob, these are to find favor in your site. And in verse nine it says but Esau said, I have enough, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself. Jacob was trying to seek reconciliation by doing him a favor or giving him a gift. And he said he just wanted reconciliation with his brother. So I do think he forgave. I do think there was healing. They hugged, they wept. I think it was all good. Which I think honestly is a great thing to think about in the spirit of Christmas this time of year is that spirit of family, reconciliation and love for each other. So I think that’s a good way to end that answer.

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