Its my turn to write something for this week (Julie here)…
In this passage we read about the search for a wife for Isaac and how he came to marry Rebekah; Abraham’s death and then children for Isaac and Rebekah (twins) – Esau (a red, hairy man hmmm – a little gross) who is the older brother to Jacob.
I was thinking about this passage in light of God’s grace and the significance of the rights the firstborn son has in a family (even though Esau ‘sold’ his birthrights to Jacob for some red lentil stew?). I guess one thing highlighted in this passage is who God chooses by His grace to establish his Kingdom. We see in God’s word that it’s often the unworthy one that he chooses or the unlikely one but certainly not the obvious and predictable (like the firstborn son) but we can always be certain that God chooses who or what is best. I guess we will read more about Jacob in the coming chapters and to see how God uses him to establish the nation of Israel.
Grace has always been part of God’s plan – does anyone else have anything else to add about God’s grace ?