Abraham's great faith earned him the title, "The father of all who believed".
Isaac learned the lesson that "the fear of man brings a snare, but whoso puts his trust in Jehovah shall be safe."
Joseph stands out in a class by himself, a perfect type of Christ in his humiliation and exaltation.
But what have we to learn from Jacob?
He was a man of low morals, continually scheming and plotting for his own benefit. But the author sees two outstanding lessons that all believers can learn from the life of Jacob. First, that grace overcomes the will of the flesh, and second, faith overcomes the fear of man.