Genesis 33:4 (KJV)
And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
It had been twenty years since the brothers had seen one another. They were never particularly close and when Jacob left it was for fear Esau would kill him. His mother sent him away saying that, in a few days,when Esau was no longer angry, she would send for him. As far as we know that word never came.
Now all these years later Jacob knew he had to make reconciliation. He had to face the music with his brother or be forever out of God’s will. After a strained treaty was made with Laban, Jacob turned toward the Promised Land and wrestled with the angel of the Lord for blessings at home. He returned cautiously only to find that Esau was not angry at all. I believe his anger turned to conviction and probably repentance very shortly after Jacob left.
And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
The lesson, it seems to me, is that the sooner we face the music the sooner we can be where God always wanted us. We only postpone the blessings of God when we postpone making things right.
Genesis 27:44 (KJV)
And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother’s fury turn away;
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