Genesis Chapter 27:42-46 Blessings and a curse part 5

 

42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, your brother Esau, as concerning you, does comfort himself, purposing to kill you. 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee you to Laban my brother to Haran; 44 And tarry with him a few days, until your brother’s fury turn away; 45 Until your brother’s anger turn away from you, and he forget that which you have done to him: then I will send, and fetch you from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day? 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

Jacob received what God had intended for him, except that he used deception to achieve what God had already determined. This must have weighed heavy on his conscience for a very long time. He had gone through a large amount of trouble that was not needed and tainted what should have been a true blessing in his life.

Rebekah had overheard what her eldest son was planning and in a last ditch effort to save Jacob, she comes to Isaac and insists that he leave immediately to escape the wrath of Esau. She suggests that Jacob be sent to her family to find a wife. Remember though that this was not two parents sending their young son of to get hitched, Jacob was around 70 years old at the time.

Rebekah had also schemed and deceived in order to help God out, and she would pay for it as well.

She never sees her son again.

Isaac who in a sense started this whole mess, will most likely never know that his sons will eventually reconcile, even though their descendants will be at odds for, well up until this very day. He had tried to act on his own will in order to circumvent, or find a loop-hole in God’s plan.

Esau will look to kill his brother for a brief time; oh they will reconcile, but what both these brothers have started will effect their offspring for centuries to come.

Regardless of the situation; regardless of whether the outlook is bright or dim; you, as a son or daughter of God, are right where you need to be, if you are purposely seeking, praying, and looking to be in His will. He can handle it without your help, and it is when we try to pull strings; when we try to help God out by making things happen because either He is not working fast enough or the outcome is not what we thought it should be, we will always end up losing out in some way, either personally, spiritually, or consciously.

Let God be God and trust that He will work things out to His perfect will for your lives.

 

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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