Whether you are a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, or even a pagan, there is a little “Jacob” in each of us. Jacob, the son of Isaac and the grandson of Abraham was like us in many aspects. His life is particularly enjoyable and helpful to study because we can easily identify with him, especially with his struggles and negative qualities. Like many of us today, he came from a dysfunctional family, and from the start, his life was one “full of drama and conflicts between him and his family members, and even between him and God.”
While he is one of the most significant people in the Bible that has powerful lessons to teach us today, his personal history is quite intriguing such that deception played a leading role. On one hand, “he was a man of faith and prayer, and on the other, a man of slick maneuvers and cunning ways.”
In the Biblical Aspect of Jacob’s Life, pastors Ike and Queen Ozuome details the life of Jacob from a biblical perspective. They furnished his background information and profile and analyzed his wise and unwise actions within the biblical context and in terms of contemporary understanding of a Christian life.
The modern believer’s ability to understand and relate properly to Jacob’s life as expressed in this book will truly determine the fruitfulness of our service in the kingdom of God. He may not have been perfect but because God worked in his life, he maintained great influence—not only during his time but today as well. He is definitely an example of how God uses flawed but faithful people to accomplish His plans and purpose.
An insightful and highly-recommended read!