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  • Alan Fong

Leaning On Your Staff

Today’s Verse:

By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. ~Hebrews 11:21

Jacob is one of the most colorful and intriguing characters of the Bible. His name means “supplanter” or “heel grabber.” In spite of having a reputation as a deceiver, he becomes a man of faith and is the progenitor of the twelve tribes of Israel. In Hebrews 11, there is only one verse that makes mention of him, but it is a very powerful and practical statement. The last thing said about Jacob is that as he was dying and having blessed the two sons of Joseph, he worshipped, leaning upon his staff.

We see Jacob’s life.

“By faith Jacob, when he was a dying….” Jacob was in the