Genesis 27: 9-17…..A meal – planned and prepared.

Go to the flock and bring me two good young goats, so that I may prepare from them delicious food for your father, such as he loves. And you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies.” But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Behold, myContinue reading “Genesis 27: 9-17…..A meal – planned and prepared.”

Genesis 27: 26-30…..Complications.

Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come near and kiss me, my son.” So he came near and kissed him. And Isaac smelled the smell of his garments and blessed him and said,“See, the smell of my sonis as the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed!May God give you of theContinue reading “Genesis 27: 26-30…..Complications.”

Genesis 26:34 -27:9….Bad blood and sneaky!

When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his olderContinue reading “Genesis 26:34 -27:9….Bad blood and sneaky!”

Genesis 26: 26-33…. Why this visit?

When Abimelech went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army, Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, seeing that you hate me and have sent me away from you?” They said, “We see plainly that the LORD has been with you. So we said,Continue reading “Genesis 26: 26-33…. Why this visit?”

Genesis 26: 19-26….An uneasy peace.

But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water, the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, soContinue reading “Genesis 26: 19-26….An uneasy peace.”

Genesis 26: 12-18….Jealousy and a shift necessary.

And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The LORD blessed him, and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy. He had possessions of flocks and herds and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him. (Now the Philistines had stopped andContinue reading “Genesis 26: 12-18….Jealousy and a shift necessary.”

Genesis 26: 6-11…Like father, like son.

So Isaac settled in Gerar. When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” for he feared to say, “My wife,” thinking, “lest the men of the place should kill me because of Rebekah,” because she was attractive in appearance. When he had been there a longContinue reading “Genesis 26: 6-11…Like father, like son.”

Genesis 26: 1-6….Another famine.

Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. And the LORD appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you. SojournContinue reading “Genesis 26: 1-6….Another famine.”

Genesis 25: 27-34….A cameo of the family.

When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau saidContinue reading “Genesis 25: 27-34….A cameo of the family.”

Genesis 25: 9-26….The story selects a route.

These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife. And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORDContinue reading “Genesis 25: 9-26….The story selects a route.”