Genesis 27:1-40. The story is not flattering to Jacob. It serves no historical purpose in the narrative of Genesis other than to explain why he inherited the blessing of sovereignty over Esau, who was the literal firstborn. The Holy Spirit prompted Moses to include it in his record of the generations. God wanted his people to know that the promised land and all that they would receive from him are undeserved grace. It would also explain their age-long enmity with Esau’s descendants, the Edomites. When you decide to repent of your sins and follow Jesus, God forgives your past, but you do not forget it. Those memories which are to your shame now contribute to God’s glory.
LORD, we praise you for your deliverance. Help us to live that delivered life, and never cease to thank you for your grace.