Prayer-Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Jacob Gets Isaac's Blessing
1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called for Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." "Here I am," he answered.
2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death. 3 Now then, get your weapons—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me. 4 Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die."
5 Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. When Esau left for the open country to hunt game and bring it back, 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, 7 'Bring me some game and prepare me some tasty food to eat, so that I may give you my blessing in the presence of the LORD before I die.' 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: 9 Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young 13goats, so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it. 10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies."
11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I'm a man with smooth skin. 12 What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing."
13 His mother said to him, "My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me."
The Lord had already told Rebekah that Jacob would be the heir,(Genesis 25:23-26,) but when she found that Isaac was about to bless Esau, she figured she had to take matters in her own hands. In desperation, she conspired to deceive he own husband and cheat her first born son.
Jacob hesitated, not because he knew it wasn’t right, but because he was scared of getting caught. We use punishment and fear to scare people to act right, but it is not always effective. We must want to follow God so much that we do the right thing, even if we don’t see how it benefits us immediately.
When we try to take matters in our own hands and away from God, that is when we fail. God does not rule with fear, he loved us so much he sacrificed his son for us. Shouldn’t we be able to follow him after he did that?
Prayer- Lord- give me the patience to wait and live my life like You want me to. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Things to do today-27:13-21