The Jesse Tree–Day Six

We read about Jacob’s dream at Bethel (Genesis 28:10-22) today. This again was to emphasize that all generations would be blessed through his family line, in the form of the coming Messiah. We also discussed Jacob wrestling with God on his way back to his family (Genesis 32:22-32) I couldn’t help but think of Numbers 24:17a, while we were reading this story:

I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near:
a star shall come out of Jacob,
and a scepter shall rise out of Israel…

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