Abraham vs Isaac
1) Don’t go to Egypt during a famine – point Isaac
2) Don’t lie about your beautiful wife being your wife – point no one
3) Wait on the Lord to bless your wife w child – point Isaac
Isaac was doing so well but everything got a little crazy! First, Esau, a man driven by the flesh, sells his birthright to Jacob for a meal. Then Isaac thinks he is dying so Rebekah and Jacob scheme and steal Esau’s blessing. As a result, Esau wants to kill Jacob so Jacob flees to his uncle Laban’s house (it‘s possible that Jacob never sees his mom again). Rebekah tells Jacob to stay with her brother a few days but it’s 20 years before he comes back home. Scheming never works out well for anyone! Sin always cost more than we want! So, currently no one is trusting the Lord. We will see Jacob’s faith grow over time but before that happens things get nuts. Out of all this family drama we will meet the 12 tribes of Israel. (See, all families have probs but no prob is too big for God) Keep reading!