Text: Genesis 27:1-46.
From the beginning Esau cared little for his right to the eternal covenant blessing of God. He was willing to sell it in exchange for a single meal (25:29-33). But Jacob was equally wicked – selling the food for the blessing.
Jacob knew God’s blessing was coming to him (25:23). But he didn’t trust God’s promise. He even deceived his father in order to get the blessing.
Sadly, father Isaac, who also knew God’s purpose toward the sons, still attempted to give the blessing to his favorite son, Esau. But the greater story here is God’s grace working in spite of the evil of men.
Let us thank and praise our Saviour Jesus Christ, who would not trade away His Father’s covenant nor betray His Father’s trust. When the Father looks at us, He sees that we are clothed with the righteousness of His beloved Son, Jesus.
Meditate on verse 15. What is God teaching you in this verse? How can you avoid such rivalry and deceitfulness in families?
Father, I pray for love, harmony and transparency in families in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.