Brotherly Love

And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. Genesis 33:4

Well its been 14 years since Jacob had seen Esau, and last time they saw each other Esau wanted Jacob dead. But its not all on Esau, Jacob deceived his father from giving his brother the blessing. But Esau out of recklessness sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew. So both brothers are at fault here and made mistakes

We can learn from this in our own relationships. Are we feuding with family members , friends, or coworkers? Often times when we examine the situation everyone is at fault. Sometimes it takes one person to be the bigger person and propose peace

Well as it says “Time heals all wounds”, Esau and Jacob forgot about the past and were excited to see one another again. They both met new family members they didn’t know existed. Jacob was so happy this rivalry was resolved he said it was as if “he saw the face of God” (Genesis 33:10)

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Romans 12:10

The brotherly love demonstrated between Jacob and Esau was pleasant to see and I’m sure it pleased God. Jesus taught us to love one another as he has loved us (John 13:34) This is a great message not only for families but also the Church

Let “Brotherly” Love continue between us all in Jesus name Amen!

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