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Although Jacob had to suffer in the government of God for his sins, the blessing of God in grace had triumphed over all that he was naturally, and it was this that filled his heart as he spoke to Joseph at the end of his life.
Deep down in the heart of Jacob there had ever been the desire for God’s blessing. He prized it very highly, but took his own way to secure it. Esau who had despised his birthright was denied the blessing; but Jacob received it, not only from his father, but at Luz, from the God of all grace who, knowing the true desire of Jacob’s heart, would grant him his desire, though dealing in faithfulness and righteousness with His wrongdoing.