Bartered Birthright, February 25

Pintowski's Blog

Genesis 27:1-40

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5.

Isaac loved Esau better than Jacob. And when he thought that he was about to die he requested Esau to prepare him meat, that he might bless him before he died…. Rebekah heard the words of Isaac, and she remembered the words of the Lord, “The elder shall serve the younger,” and she knew that Esau had lightly regarded his birthright and sold it to Jacob….

Rebekah was acquainted with Isaac’s partiality for Esau, and was satisfied that reasoning would not change his purpose. Instead of trusting in God, the Disposer of events, she manifested her lack of faith by persuading Jacob to deceive his father….

If Esau had received the blessing of his father, which was bestowed upon the first-born, his prosperity could have come from God…

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