In Genesis 35 Jacob’s most anticipated joy soon gives way to a flood of suffering and trouble – hence the theme for this chapter – Jacob’s Trouble. Since Jacob’s life prefigures national Israel, we explore what this chapter means for us. And don’t worry, this is far more encouraging than our theme suggests!
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. Jeremiah 30:7