Day 22…Genesis 28:

October 8, 2010 at 4:39 PM Leave a comment

Genesis 28:1-9: Jacob’s is sent away & Esau spites his Dad

v.1-2, Issac blesses Jacob [even after he is deceived by Jacob] Issac orders Jacob not to get a wife from the Canaanites. But leave now to go to live with his Uncle Laban in Paddan Aram.

v.3-4, Issac’s blessing to Jacob:

“And may The Strong God bless you and give you many, many children, a congregation of peoples; and pass on the blessing of Abraham to you and your descendants so that you will get this land in which you live, this land God gave Abraham.” (MSG)

v.5, so Jacob did as his Dad told him and left for Paddan Aram to his Uncle Laban.

MEANWHILE…

Esau heard what Issac had done (blessed Jacob and told him not to get a wife from the Canaanites).

OUT OF SPITE…

v.6-9, Esau, knowing how much Issac disliked the Canaanites, went to Ishmael, Abraham’s Canaanite son and married Mahalath (a Canaanite woman). This wife was an addition to all the other wives he had.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ME? Just because I don’t like what God is doing in my life doesn’t mean I should retaliate as Esau did by doing the opposite of what his Dad wanted him to do. I need to more than ever stay connected to God and his word so that I don’t go against his will. But I can honestly say I don’t always understand why God allows the difficult things in mine or others’ life.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? Trust God that he has a plan way better than what I think is THE plan!

God, help me to trust you, help me to understand why things happen the way they do. And even if I never understand help me to trust you have my best interest at heart.

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Entry filed under: Journey Thru the Bible.

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