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Rebecca found out that Esau wanted to kill Jacob after Isaac died. In order to save Jacob she told him to leave and go to her brother Laban. Sometimes the best course of action is to just leave and not deal with the situation.

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • We usually say to face your problems, but sometimes it is just better to walk away. Which kind of problems are best to deal with head on and which are best to leave behind, like Rebecca told Isaac to do?

Creative Thinking

  • Roll play various ways of walking out on a situation.
  • List at least 5 reasons it is best not to confront someone who is angry.
  • List at least 5 reasons it is best not to confront people when you are angry.

Homeschooling Projects

  • Research what anger is.
  • Research ways to control your anger.
  • Make a flyer to help people control their anger.
  • Esau is not the only person who gets angry. We all get angry at times. Write a poem about anger.
  • Rebecca took action by telling Jacob to go away to her brother Laban. Write a list of at least 5 things you can do when people get angry at you that would be helpful.
  • Rebecca told Jacob to go to her brother Laban until Esau was through with his anger. Come up with situations in your life where it would be helpful to tell people to leave the scene, or where it would be helpful for you to walk away.