Jacob Prepares to Meet Esau




Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. He instructed them: “This is what you are to say to my lord Esau: ‘Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now. Genesis 32:3-4 NIV

We see Jacob returning from Haran. He has wives, children, and property. He had just held the last negotiations with Laban and made peace with him. And here are new expectations, and the incomprehensible participation of ANGELS in the communication of two quarreling brothers - Jacob and Esau. What kind of level of spirituality (positive and negative) do the brothers have such that Angels are sent to communicate between the two, in Hebrew, it is written that these Angels are Jacobs messengers?!

And then we see the reconciliation of both. And they cried on each other's shoulders, hugging each other.

Lesson.

In the end, earthly affairs are decided by people, not by angels...

We also read a similar statement in the books of the New Testament.

“It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come…” Hebrews 2:5 NIV

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14 NIV

How often, when we, in annoyance with someone, call on heaven or hell (?) to solve our interhuman problems, it suddenly turns out that this “intervention” will not end in anything good, and until we personally go and solve the current situation – the “corn of irritation” will only grow and interfere more and more… The Torah says in the same vein:

The commandment... It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Deuteronomy 30:12 NIV

Such situations for people are decided not in heaven, but on earth, since most of the commandments teach not about the relationship between God and man, but about the relationship between man and man. And, similarly, not spiritual beings are involved in these decisions, but our human emotions, experience, self-control, mood, and the main decision is to reconcile... It is important to understand and act like it is written - ““If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.” Matthew 18:15 NIV

Thus, you took this step and either saved your brother from sin, “contagion”, and falling, or saved your nervous tension, corrected, and built the basis for the Blessing. Indeed, our Heavenly Father blesses people when they are at peace with each other. "Forgive and be forgiven." is not just the Words of the Lord's Prayer, but it is also a Commandment for us. This is true spirituality, and in this lies our opportunity to express ourselves.

Sincerely, Leon Mazin


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