Old Testament Bible Lesson Twenty-Two: Jacob Returns to Bethel

When Jacob fled from his brother Esau, the Lord had come to him, saying “I am with thee” (Genesis 28:15). Upon hearing these words, Jacob made a vow. He said, “if God will be with me...then shall the LORD be my God” (Genesis 28:20-21). In all that time God had been faithful. God had returned Jacob to the land of his fathers. Sadly, Jacob forgot his vow. In the opening verses of Chapter 35, it is God who reminds Jacob of His care. It is God who calls Jacob up to fulfill his vow and to “put away the strange gods that are among” them (Genesis 35:2). What do we learn here?

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