Abraham’s great faith earned him the title, “The father of all who believed”.
Isaac learned the lesson that “the fear of man brings a snare, but whoso puts his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.”
Joseph stands out in a class by himself, a perfect type of Christ in his humiliation and exaltation.
But what have we to learn from Jacob? He was a man of low morals, continually scheming and plotting for his own benefit. But the author sees two outstanding lessons that all believers can learn from the life of Jacob:
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[if !supportLists]· [endif]that faith overcomes the fear of man.