Signs of a Changed Man

To read the Bible in a year, read Genesis 33-35.
Jacob supplanted his brother Esau more than once, leading him to hate Jacob enough to kill him. After he fled and stayed away twenty years, he changed greatly. Upon his return home, he heard that Esau was coming with four hundred men. The last time Jacob saw Esau hatred filled his heart. What then would Jacob think when that same brother approached him with four hundred men? Naturally, Jacob believed Esau intended to wipe out Jacob and his family. Therefore, he devised a plan in which some of the family could escape, if an attack truly happened (Genesis 33.1, 2).
To prevent such a catastrophe, Jacob went first and watch what he did, “Then he crossed over before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother” (v. 3). How could Esau resist that? And he did not. It worked. The brothers reconciled. Have you offended someone? Are you sorry for what you have done? Show it!

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