June 8 – Genesis 27:1-17
June 8 – Genesis 27:1-17
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Heavenly Father, It shouldn’t amaze me, but it does. How conniving we can be to get what we want. We are ready to lie, steal and sometimes kill to get what we think should be ours. So much evil in the world. I don’t know how You put up with us. The enemy is certainly busy in this world. I know he has to be working overtime as he sees time running out. He knows the scripture and sees that the time for Jesus to return is coming soon. None of us know when, but You certainly give us warning after warning to help us be ready. Help me share with those I encounter how You love us so much that You gave us a way to You, no matter what the enemy does. With You holding us in Your righteous right hand, we can get through anything. Thank You so much for loving us, holding us, comforting us, saving us.
In Jesus’ name,
Even thousands of years ago sibling rivalry, birthrights, rivalry, favoritism, and deception was present. We see it in these scriptures once again.
What did Isaac request of Esau in these scriptures and why?
Is there anything in these scriptures that might change your first impressions of Rebekah’s character?
Favoritism can exist in families between siblings and parents. We see an example in these scriptures. What was Rebekah’s fear in these scriptures and why?
Why was Isaac’s blessing so important to Esau and Jacob?
These parents were looking at their “favorite” to receive the birthright which rightfully belonged to Esau, although he sold it to Jacob for a bowl of stew.
What does God look at when He gives us our inheritance?
What is our inheritance?
When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, "My son"; and he answered, "Here I am."2 He said, "Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death.3 Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me,4 and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die."5 Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it,6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "I heard your father speak to your brother Esau,7 'Bring me game and prepare for me delicious food, that I may eat it and bless you before the Lord before I die.'8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice as I command you.9 Go to the flock and bring me two good young goats, so that I may prepare from them delicious food for your father, such as he loves.10 And you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies."11 But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.12 Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be mocking him and bring a curse upon myself and not a blessing."13 His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, bring them to me."14 So he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother prepared delicious food, such as his father loved.15 Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her older son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.16 And the skins of the young goats she put on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.17 And she put the delicious food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.