For Judah, the story only gets terrible after this sad moment:

“About that time, Judah separated from his brothers”

Genesis 38:1 MSG

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The moments when even family can be a bit overwhelming.
 
“Joseph’s brothers pulled him out of the cistern and sold him..”
 
Genesis 37:28 NLT
The ugliness of jealousy:
 
“When Joseph reached his brothers, they ripped off the fancy coat he was wearing, grabbed him, and threw him into a cistern.”
 
Genesis 37:23-24 MSG
Hmm, look who ended up moving. It all comes from an earlier poor decision that made the land Jacob’s.
 
“[Jacob & Esau] had too many possessions to live together..Esau ended up settling in the hill country of Seir”
 
Genesis 36:7-8 MSG
Remember when?
 
Jacob: “we’re going to Bethel. I’m going to build an altar there to the God who answered me when I was in trouble”
 
Genesis 35:3 MSG
Is a name all that’s important to you here, Jacob?
 
Jacob: “You’ve made my name stink to high heaven among the people here”
 
Genesis 34:30 MSG
So, faith can overcome major issues. Just ask Jacob.
 
“But Esau ran up and embraced him [Jacob], held him tight and kissed him. And they both wept.”
 
Genesis 33:4 MSG

After this encounter, meeting Esau face-to-face must have seemed like a snap.

Jacob said: “I saw God face-to-face and lived to tell the story!”

Genesis 32:30 MSG

Traveling in true safety and security.
 
God said to Jacob: “Go back home where you were born. I’ll go with you.”
 
Genesis 31:3 MSG
Having a life that makes a difference.
 
Laban: “I have learned through divine inquiry that God has blessed me because of you.”
 
Genesis 30:27 MSG