All of Jacob’s son learned to set aside their differences and conflicts to advance G-d’s kingdom on earth.
The lesson teaches me to forgive and learn how to become one with my fellow Jews so we can become servants of G-d to bring about the return the of Yeshua.
This also includes my fellow non-Jewish followers of Yeshua. For all of us are to become one new man that will worship Yeshua. This will bring about the Kingdom Heaven here on earth. Then as a mighty army we will all study G-d’s word from the master teacher Yeshua.
“The Torah then describes how the artisans fashioned the priestly garments, including the high priest’s Ephod. Two onyx stones were attached to the upper ends of the two shoulder straps of the Ephod.
[The artisans] made the onyx stones . . . engraved with the names of Israel’s [i.e., Jacob’s] sons. Exodus 39:6
Some of Jacob’s sons were singled out for leadership roles: Judah was the father of the royal line of David, Levi was the father of the priests, and Joseph was selected to lead the family after Jacob’s death. Nonetheless, the names of Jacob’s sons were inscribed on the Ephod’s two shoulder stones in the order of their birth, rather than in the order of their importance or prestige. This underscores their common, unifying factor – the fact that they are all Jacob’s sons.
Jacob was the only patriarch whose children all remained faithful to the Divine mission and ideology that Abraham began. All of Jacob’s sons learned how to channel their individual differences and strengths toward perpetuating Judaism. This unity made their inscribed names a source of merit for us as the high priest entered the Tabernacle to represent us before G‑d. Just as parents are happy to grant their children’s wishes when they all cooperate lovingly, G‑d is more ready to shower us with His beneficence when we follow in the footsteps of Jacob’s sons and unite in our devotion to the ideals of Judaism.1Likutei Sichot, vol. 36, pp. 146–152.