Why did God choose Jacob? Because he had no right. He was the second, not the first. When it comes to being the first, it is already expected that you will receive.
This is something so strong in people's minds, because, even though God told Rebeca that the second would be bigger than the first, Isaac wanted to bless the first, because it was the right thing to do. However, if God had blessed the first, what would become of us today?
We were the last in our family, the problematics, the despised ones, the ones who were of no use, so if that were the case, we would already hope in our life that, as we were born being nothing, we would die in the same way.
So are the people who come to the church, who seek God. They are not first, but last. So, God chose Jacob to make it very clear to all who come to the church, those who are nothing and have no right, that God wants exactly them.
Add to this the following:
“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.”( I Corinthians 1:27-29)
Bishop Marcelo Pires