Jacob the Trickster

Old Testament Lesson

Genesis 31:25-50

I find myself interested in the Jacob saga once again.  Jacob is such a trickster in the traditional sense.  And yet, he is right is telling Laban that he has put up with much waiting and trickery while he awaits the fulfillment of promises unto him.  The family dynamics between father and daughter, son in law and father in law are familiar to us, even though the context of stealing household gods may not be so familiar.

Does God appreciate and even favor this trickery?  Curious what others may think.

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