Dealing with Deception

Categories: Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Esau, Jacob

Go over the story of Jacob and Esau, and then Jacob's subsequent encounters with Laban. Make a list of the times Jacob deceived and was deceived.

  • Why would family members treat each other with such disrespect?
  • Is it all right to do that if you get what you want?
  • What does Jacob learn from living a life surrounded by deceit?
  • How mean was it to trick Jacob into marrying someone else?
  • How do we avoid making similar mistakes with our family members?
  • Is it ever justifiable to trick or deceive anyone?
  • What's the difference between a prank and deception?
  • What lessons do we learn from Jacob?