The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
and came into the land
Jacob at Haran becomes a sterling illustration, if not type, of the nation descended from him in its present long dispersion. Like Israel, he was:
(1) Out of the place of blessing (Gen 26:3).
(2) without an altar (Hos 3:4); (Hos 3:5).
(3) gained an evil name (Gen 31:1); (Rom 2:17-24).
(4) but was under the covenant care of Jehovah (Gen 28:13); (Gen 28:14); (Rom 11:1); (Rom 11:25-30).
(5) and was ultimately brought back (Gen 31:3); (Gen 35:1-4); (Eze 37:21-23).
The personal lesson is obvious: while Jacob is not forsaken, he is permitted to reap the shame and sorrow of his self-chosen way.