Why did Jacob place a stone, pour oil on it, and set it up as a pillar?


Genesis 28:18 - 19

ESV - 18 So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19 He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

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84924d6f 9be5 4261 9e07 ab5f6a8c5842 Lena Wms Student @Christ Gospel Church, S.S.Teacher, Observer
I believe that Jacob was sitting this up as an altar to the LORD God. He later returned to this same place and sacrificed again with his wives Rachel and Leah, his two concubines, his daughter, and his twelve sons. Gen 35:6-15. 

He returned to Bethel (the House of God) to make a new sacrifice and God again met him there.

God is always willing to meet and sup with us when we are willing to make the sacrifice to come back to His House and pour out our praise and worship to Him. 

Be Blessed, 

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