Esau said to his father, “Do you really have only one blessing, Father? Bless me too, my father!” And Esau wept loudly.
I’ll bet there are times when you’ve say out loud about something: “It’s not fair!” Here’s an amazing Bible story that is very, very unfair. Jacob, the father of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, cheats his way into getting this special privilege. His older brother, Esau, ought to have been the one to have the one-and-only blessing from Isaac and through Esau, to his descendants. The story begins with Rachel preferring her son Jacob to Esau.
All through the Bible, God has to work around the mean things that people do to each other in order to bring about God’s plan of love for all people. Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss, sending him to the cross to die for us. However, this was God’s chance to show how Love is stronger than betrayal, deceit and crucifixion. God’s power of love wins out over all. What joy to know that!
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
Open and honest with You
Your blessing always with me
Wishing the best for others
Blessed as one of Your people
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in Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
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