He was the son his father prayed for, but he was not his father’s favorite. His mother tried to fulfill the promises of God on his life, and it cost her the relationship. He and his twin brother were night and day different. They were just minutes apart, but he was the youngest; a twin, but not a first-born son. Jacob began his life fulfilling God’s destiny in his own strength and what he gained cost him his home life. He went on a journey to find a wife to please his parents. Through his struggles and trials, Jacob found the God of his father, Isaac, Who would not only change his character, but also his name. This is Becoming Israel. Journey with Jacob through this five-week study. You will be challenged, encouraged, given hope, and bought to the place where you, too, will build an altar to God in your heart and call it “God, the God of (insert your name here)”.