Jacob and Laban exchange doing evil to each other. Is this here so we con learn these behaviors? No. But rather so that we will know that our pit, muck, mire and struggled are not beyond God's redemption.
So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy. [1 Peter 1:13-16]