Just a simple observation but one worth noting in Genesis 28 is how Jacob came to a certain place instead of any particular place. The focus of this passage is rightly on God passing on the Abrahamic Covenant to Jacob but this dream was to happen in a certain place. The text reads…
10 Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran.
11 And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. – Genesis 28:10-11
Jacob left Beersheba and stopped at the certain place ‘because the sun had set.’ There’s no need to try and figure out how he came to this certain place with time of departure and speed of travel. Rather with even more precise details than we know Jacob stopped at the very spot on the planet that God intended.
Glory in the details of God’s word. Be amazed that He directs our path. And be certain that He knows what He is doing. To God alone be glory forever and ever!
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