Calvary Chapel River Oaks

category: Christianity

If Only


Isaac is now old and while not knowing when he will die, it appears that he is in the mindset to get his family affairs in order beforehand. Right off the bat, we find Isaac walking in his own will rather than in obedience to God’s will. God had already told Rebekah that Jacob would rule over Esau, and no doubt Isaac was aware of this. But knowing this and also knowing that Esau had sold his birthright as the first born to his brother, he still intends on giving this blessing to Esau. In their culture, the firstborn son is to be the heir. He would receive the primary blessing of carrying the family torch into the next generation. All others would be blessed, but they would actually be under the authority of the firstborn. We also know that Isaac and Rebekah each had their favorite.


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