Jacob is called by God to arise from Shechem where he has settled, because he is coming up short of the completed journey that God has in store for him. He is lead to where God has ordained the blessing of Abraham and Isaac.
Only obedience gets him there. Only his life has taught him this obedience.
God has patiently guided Jacob through the suffering his choices have rendered, back to the place where he met God;
to recognize that God is not found in a place but in the relationship.
Face to face. The God of the House of God. Not a God among gods, but God Almighty.