Genesis 29:1
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1  Yaakov resumed his journey and came to the land of the Easterners.

va-yi-SA ya-a-KOV rag-LAV va-YAY-lekh AR-tzah v’-nay KE-dem

א  וַיִּשָּׂא יַעֲקֹב רַגְלָיו וַיֵּלֶךְ אַרְצָה בְנֵי־קֶדֶם׃

29:1   To the land of the Easterners

The distinction between Eretz Yisrael and other lands becomes clear to Yaakov as he enters the “land of the Easterners,” where he immediately encounters jealous shepherds and later the crooked Lavan. This new land stands in stark contrast to the Land of Israel where Yaakov’s grandfather Avraham had sought to bring righteousness and Godliness to the world.

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  • I can relate to this, I had an interesting encounter some years ago in England. I had visited a friend who had a bed and breakfast place with a large garden area in the rear of the house. As I walked around the beautiful grounds, I came upon a tiny stream of water and stepped over it to discover that I was on a different property. No one was with me but I could feel the difference. When I came back to the house, I related my experience and he said, that the stream was the boundary line and the neighbours were not of the same faith. The thing is, I knew it instantly. This covenant God keeps us on track as long as we are in relationship.

Genesis 29:1

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