The plagues upon Egypt were GOD's way of letting Pharaoh know that there was more that he did not know and more than he did know.
Do you believe? Yes, I believe. Where do you believe? …in front of a gold-plaited temptation; before hunger; at crucifixion – like a thief hanging beside the saviour; in famine; at near-death and equal death situations; on fear; in fire; standing by the fig-tree which is barren; before barren lands burnt by wild fire which … Continue reading Believe IV
For Jacob – after gaining consciousness from the vision in his slumber by night – it was certain, to him, that the place he slept was the House of GOD. His conclusion was that where GOD is and where GOD's presence is felt and experienced has to be the house of GOD. That’s one side of the narrative; consequently, GOD’s presence can be felt anywhere and everywhere so it is not necessarily a particular location (in this terms, physical), it goes beyond that.
The thirst for affirmation is a journey where you know where you are going but not what you shall see as you go. It is also a motion of faith to an accomplishment of the substance which has been hoped for. To thirst for affirmation is to have hope and faith and trust.