“and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.” (Genesis 35:3 NASB)
This verse pops up after God tells Jacob to build an altar to worship Him—the same God who saved Him from his angry, murderous brother Esau. Jacob tells his family to rid themselves of their idolatry. This is a wonderful testimony to God’s faithfulness to His people, even while they were harboring evil against Him in their hearts. He graciously leads His people to repentance and forgiveness.
“For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6, 8 NASB)
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