And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.…
I. The angels of God meet us on THE DUSTY ROAD OF COMMON LIFE.
II. God's angels meet us PUNCTUALLY at the hour of need.
III. The angels of God come IN THE SHAPE WHICH WE NEED. Jacob's want was protection; therefore the angels appear in warlike guise, and present before the defenceless man another camp. God's gifts to us change their character; as the Rabbis fabled that manna tasted to each man what each most desired. In that great fulness each of us may have the thing we need.
(A. Maclaren, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.