Category Archives: Isaac

death not a gateway

Genesis 35:16-29 16 Then they traveled from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor. 17 And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do … Continue reading

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undeserved blessing

Genesis 27:14-26 14 And he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made tasty food, the kind that his father loved. 15 Also, Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her larger son, which … Continue reading

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unexpected events

Genesis 27:1-13 When Isaac was old and his eyes were so dim that he could not see where he looked, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” 2 He … Continue reading

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unlikely relationships

Genesis 26:23 – 35 23 He went up from there to Beer-sheba. 24 And the LORD appeared to him in that night and he said, “I am the God of Abraham your father. Do not fear, for I am with … Continue reading

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making room for peace

Genesis 26:12-22 12 And Isaac planted in that land and harvested in the same year a hundredfold. The LORD blessed him, 13 and the man became rich, and succeeded more and more until he became very wealthy. 14 He had … Continue reading

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Off limits

Genesis 26:1-11 Now there was a famine in the land, in addition to the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines at Gerar. 2 And the LORD appeared to … Continue reading

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Embracing his destiny

Genesis 24:62 – 25:6 62 Now Isaac had moved from Beer-lahai-roi and was living in the Negev. 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and see, there … Continue reading

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A bride for the Master’s Son

Genesis 24:1-20 Abraham was old by now, well advanced in days. And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who was steward of all that he had, … Continue reading

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Genesis 17:17-27 17 And Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” 18 … Continue reading

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Jacob: grace with consequences

  Genesis 29:1-30.   God is at work in the background of Jacob’s life, making sure that he stays with Laban long enough to cool down the anger of Esau, and so preserve Jacob’s life by his grace.  But God has … Continue reading

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