Jacob, you don’t know it all –
You seek the privileges of the first-born – But you do not know that you will have to flee from your home.
You seek to marry the girl whom you love – But you do not know that the package includes another one and 14 years of bondage.
Jacob, you are factually correct in knowing that your twin brother is coming along with four hundred men to meet you. You fear his anger and revenge – But you do not know that he is coming to help you have a safe passage.
You are right in realizing that your hot-headed sons have brought trouble on your tribe, making you obnoxious to the inhabitants of the land – But you do not know that God is covering you under His wings.
You think that your beloved son Joseph is no more. You are pained every time you remember the evidences that speak of the violent end that he should have had – But you do not know that your beloved son Joseph is in Egypt. That God has placed him next to Pharaoh so that many lives will be spared in the 7 years of famine, including your own life, Jacob, along with your household and also your livestock.
Jacob, you have concluded that you will see Joseph no more – But Jacob, you do not know that you will indeed see your beloved son.
You are thinking that you will go to the grave in sorrow for having lost Joseph – But Jacob, you do not know that the son who was separated from you for many years will be there for you and with you in your last days.
You see your circumstances. You hear the reports. You analyze the evidences. You have also suffered for years together. You have come to your conclusions.
But, you do not know it all.
You sought the blessing – the blessing of the God of Abraham and Isaac; and, you will find Him at work in your life all the days of your life.
Jacob, you never knew it all – But your God, the God of your grandfather Abraham and your father Isaac, He knows it all.