All of our choices have consequences, some of them much farther reaching then we could ever think.
After Jacob's reunion with Esau (which went much better than Jacob feared), Jacob didn't return to his home country as God instructed him to, or as he had told Esau he would. Rather he went to Succoth and then to Shechem. Never would he have forseen the disastrous consequences of that decision!
We need to listen to God's instructions, and not base our decisions on our fears or what we think is best.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Genesis 35:1-36:43, Matthew 12:1-21, Psalm 15:1-5, Proverbs 3:21-26