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Although Jacob did not build his booths to keep the festival by the same name, the LORD commanded his descendents to imitate him by building sukkot annually as a reminder of their journey to the Promised Land, during which they lived in huts and boothsRead This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
Sleep represents death. Just as Jacob slept at Bethel, Messiah slept the sleep of death and rested upon the stone. Through the “slumber” of the Messiah, the LORD revealed the ladder to heaven, which is Messiah’s atoning suffering and death (the descent) and His triumphant resurrection (the ascent).
When the Master offered the woman at the well the living water of salvation, he spoke not of literal water, but of salvation—yet He offered that living water to her at Jacob’s well. We need not dig new wells or create new names. The original wells are as deep and filled with living water as when our fathers first drank from them.
As we go forth to proclaim the good news, we bring the good things from the household of God. Many people have never experienced unconditional love. They have never known real kindness, real friendship, real compassion. These are things we can pass on to others, but only if we bring them with us.
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