Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.
- Genesis 28:16 -
His father Isaac had blessed him and told him to find a wife from among his mother’s family (Genesis 28:1-4). He followed that directive and traveled toward Haran.
As Jacob slept, the Lord came to him in a dream and said, “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.” (Genesis 28:15).
When Jacob awoke, he knew that he had heard from God. He said, “Surely the Lord is in this place” (Genesis 28:16).
Confident of God’s presence, Jacob committed himself to following Him with his life (Genesis 28: 20-21).
We can also take comfort in the truth that God is with us.
Let us follow God with our lives.