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From today's reading: 

Jacob fled to the land of Aram;
 there Israel served for a wife,
 
and for a wife he guarded sheep.
(Hosea 12:12, ESV)

And...

Are you going to repeat the life of your ancestor Jacob?
 He ran off guilty to Aram,
 
Then sold his soul to get ahead,
 
and made it big through treachery and deceit. 
(Hosea 12:12, The Message)

Seriously.

How?