God our shield : Genesis 31
Jacob’s life was not a perfect model. However he was a man who acknowledged the Almighty God of his fathers. Hence God was with him.
When Jacob decided to flee from Laban, it upset Laban. He pursued Jacob but God came to Laban in a dream and said to him “ Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad’’
Further on in his journey we see that Esau, who had once sworn to kill Jacob, too was kind to him.
Thus Jacob reaches safely at the city of Shechem in Canaan
This portion reminded me of one of my favorite verse in the Bible
‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight’ Proverbs 3 :5-6