Jacob- Heel-grabber, Deceiver- and from his birth he lived up to his name. The women who attended his birth were astonished as Rebekah delivered not one, but two sons, Jacob and Esau. They say the second, Jacob, was holding fast to the heel of his brother.
Jacob stayed fast on his brother’s heels, robbing Esau twice of his inheritance- once from his birthright and then again from the blessing given to him by his father, Isaac. But God would work within Jacob all of his life, changing him from the deceiver to the deceived. Then finally, after wrestling with God all night, Jacob gave up the fight and learned to depend on God.