June 10 – Genesis 27:30-40
June 10 – Genesis 27:30-40
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Heavenly Father, it is so heartbreaking how the enemy has sought to destroy families and has been successful many times. Those we ought to fight for, we end up fighting against. Those we should celebrate; we seek to destroy. Rather than loving them, many times we ignore them. Those we should be able to count on to always love us, disappoint us. Why is it so difficult to love those closest to us at times? The enemy loves to come between siblings, parents, and even bringing parents who should always support us to do the right thing, to be ones that encourage us to a place of sin, like Rebekah did with Jacob. Please help us be good parents, siblings, children, followers of You. Help us be wise in our dealings with all people, but especially protect those relationships that can be such encouragement to us, those in the family of our birth. Thank You for giving us a family to love and help guide us. Help us break any bad cycles and be parents that point our children to You, rather than to greed and lies. Bless us, O God!
In Jesus’ name.
Isaac’s blessing had been given away to an imposture. As you read, think about the heartbreak that occurred.
Describe the happenings that occurred in these scriptures.
What were Isaac’s reactions when he learned he had been tricked by his own son?
What did Esau ask of his father? What was Isaac’s response and how did he describe Esau’s future?
Does this leave you pondering how Rebekah felt after this occurrence. One son’s victory defeated her firstborn son. It’s difficult to understand yet selfishness and greed causes us to do things we often regret.
Dear Lord, please help us to be ever diligent as we live out our temporary lives here on earth. Help us to call upon you and rebuke the devil as he seeks to destroy our families and us. We look at the world around us and realize that we are in the midst of a world that sees the decline of the present family and its values. Now more than ever, help us to be steadfast, faithful, bold and stand strong for You as we share Your Word and witness to a broken world around us. Bless us, O God!
30 As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.31 He also prepared delicious food and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, "Let my father arise and eat of his son's game, that you may bless me."32 His father Isaac said to him, "Who are you?" He answered, "I am your son, your firstborn, Esau."33 Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, "Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed."34 As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, O my father!"35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully, and he has taken away your blessing."36 Esau said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me these two times. He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." Then he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"37 Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, I have made him lord over you, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?"38 Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: "Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be, and away from the dew of heaven on high.40 By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother; but when you grow restless you shall break his yoke from your neck."