Tag: Jacob

There are so many subjects, situations, and lessons that we can gather from the book of Genesis. In the closing chapters of the book, here are some things that stood out to me. The family situations from Abraham on down to Joseph were complicated at best. Sometimes in our aerial view of these people in the book of Genesis, we have a tendency to think that there was perfect faith and obedience while serving God. However, when we look at…

You thought your family was dysfunctional? What a hot mess in the family of Isaac and Jacob! Let’s recap some highlights of this family mess. Esau gave up his birthright to Isaac over some food! The flesh is weak! How many of us have appetites as gods? Jacob, with the help of his mother, deceived his father Isaac by impersonating Esau to get the blessing from Isaac. How could a wife of a man of God do such a thing…