Twin Troubles - Esau and Jacob
Genesis 25:19–34; 27:1–45
Bible Verse - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5
When Isaac is sixty years old, Rebekah gives birth to very different twin boys—Esau and Jacob. Isaac ignores God’s promise to Jacob and favors Esau. Esau’s hunger gets the best of him as he sells his birthright for a bowl of stew. Rebekah enables further deception as she plots with Jacob, her favored son, so that he receives Isaac’s blessing. When Esau vows to kill Jacob, Rebekah sends Jacob away for his own safety.
How is your family a blessing? Who forgives you when you hurt one another, and who helps you forgive?