Thursday - October 27, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Genesis 27:1-46
One of the Bible stories that have always confused me was when Isaac was about to impart the blessing to Esau. Being the oldest, he was entitled to receive the blessing from his father. Although Esau had already sold his birthright to his younger brother, Jacob, for a pot of stew, the blessing was still entitled to him. As soon as Isaac told Esau that he was about to bless him (Genesis 27), Rebekah took Jacob and deceived Isaac into thinking that Jacob was Esau so that Jacob was blessed instead.
I have always had a problem with Jacob receiving the blessing because he did so deceitfully. It always seemed that the blessing was undeserved. That got me to thinking that none of us really deserve a blessing from God. Not one of us has lived a life that has made us worthy to receive anything from God, yet He continues to bless us freely. Maybe God wanted us to see just how gracious He really is by blessing the undeserved.