Insights on Today's Reading
Genesis 27 - Isaac overlooked God's promise to Rebekah that her older son, Esau, would be a servant to the younger son, Jacob. When Isaac sought to give the blessing of the firstborn to Esau, Rebekah used a scheme to "trick" Isaac into blessing Jacob instead. God had His hand in this for the blessing of Abraham came to Jacob as God intended.
Genesis 28 - When Isaac sent Jacob away he did so recognizing Jacob had Abraham's blessing on him. On his journey, Jacob slept and had a clear vision from God that the promise made to Abraham was his. Jacob began to worship the Lord. God made it clear that Jacob would return to Canaan.
Genesis 29 - Jacob met Rebekah at a well. Previously we read that Abraham's servant met Jacob's mother, Rebekah, at a well, too. Jacob had deceived his father. Now it would be his father-in-law, Laban, who would deceive Jacob. Though he worked seven years for Rachel, he was forced to marry Leah first and then work seven more years for Rachel! But this was God's way of raising up the family of Israel.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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