A LETTER TO JACOB, ISRAEL.
You are a man of honor, integrity, and righteousness. And even though your name was Jacob, it was still a good name because you and God made it so.
You are an amazing chef! In truth, you are a Master Chef! I playfully say that your stew got us to this.
Man, you make a delectably delicious stew! Your stew must have tasted like God’s very own Special Cuisine! Your brother, Esau, went crazy over that stew; I mean really, to give up a gift that God had given him! For some stew? Come on man!
Hey, Israel! We here in the new millennium joke about how Esau was really mad over your leaving, and taking that good stew with you.
Who was he fooling? He wasn’t mad over his birthright; we all know he cared nothing for that. ( Laugh Out Loud, Israel!)
We, here in the 21st century are quite proud of you. We saw what they did! But, most importantly, The Ultimate Observer witnessed it all. GOD HIMSELF!
YES! AND GOD HIMSELF CHANGED YOUR NAME TO ISRAEL BECAUSE HE KNEW WHO YOU WERE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING!
We saw God’s tremendous love for you, and His Hand upon you wherever you went. We saw how you remained steadfast in your righteousness, integrity, and loyalty, despite being coerced into a bad situation.
Because you were an honorable man with a passion for God, you even married Leah, who your untrustworthy uncle, Laban, selected for you. But, you made the best of it because you are an honorable prince of God.
We know that you could have called foul on Laban, and gotten out of that trap, but you didn’t. Why? Because you are an honorable prince of God!
You worked extra long years, and did not count it as hard, because of your love for Rachel. And you are an honorable prince of God. Come on Israel! Let’s say it together now.
AN HONORABLE PRINCE OF GOD!!!
Live long and prosper, my dear brother! Live long and prosper!
FOR. YOU! ARE! ISRAEL!