It is F.B. Meyer's goal to encourage us to see that it is God who was the source of greatness for each. These were ordinary men who lived lives of extraordinary faith and dependence upon God. You will find encouragement and empathy in the depictions of these legendary men. In them we see clearly the growth in faith and the temperance of time that were gifts from a loving, nurturing Father—the very same one who loves and nurtures us. The story of Jacob's life portrays victories as well as failures. Jacob's journeys are some of the most intriguing life journeys in all of Scripture. Jacob experienced several revelations from God in his journeys, and in those revelations, Jacob learns to follow God—to hear His word and obey.