This morning I wrote in my journal the words of the Lord to Jacob in Genesis 28: 14-15
“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
I note how God is a God who is with us, who watches over us, and brings us to where we’re supposed to be. He doesn’t leave us. He fulfills His promises to us. But why? It’s because of Who He Is, not because of our goodness or skills or any kind of behavior.
I’m amazed at how sinful Jacob can be. He tricks his own father. He deceives his father-in-law. He’s not a perfect man at all. But the promise of God obviously doesn’t depend on his good behavior. I love the picture of grace I see in God’s words to Jacob–that extend to us today.