Whether you like it or not, your example has a big impact on people around you. This is something we should learn from the life of Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, and Jacob.

We know that Abraham’s weakness is lying. He lied about his wife being his sister.

Isaac might have heard about this incident and also lied about Rebekah in almost the same situation.

Isaac and Rebekah had a problem with favoritism.

We know that Isaac favored Esau more than Jacob.

On the other hand, Rebekah loved Jacob more.

This created friction within the family, which eventually led Jacob to flee from his brother Esau.

If that’s not enough, later, we will see how Jacob learned the way of favoritism. Jacob favored Rachel more than Leah. Thus, in bitterness, we see how Rachel and Leah competed for Jacob’s love and attention.

To make things worse, we will again see how Jacob loved Joseph more than his other children, which led Joseph’s brothers to sell him to slavery.

We see in this family the importance of being a good example. While yes, Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, and Jacob might have been good examples in their children’s lives in some areas, we can’t deny that they fell short in some aspects.

What is the lesson we can learn from here?

Your example is powerful.

Whoever you are, you are setting an example to others that they may follow.

Since we are all going to be an example to others to some extent, then why not make it a good example, right?

So, let me ask you, “What is your example — is it good or bad?