Results of Getting off the Path

This Day With God

Isaac began to get off God’s path later in life. As noted in Genesis 27, Isaac was toward the end of his life and could barely see. He decided it was time to give his oldest son Esau his blessing. Esau was a good hunter so Isaac asked Esau to go hunt for game and prepare it for a meal. Then he would give Esau his blessing before his death.

Rebekah overhead this conversation. She was closer to their other son named Jacob who enjoyed staying around the house rather than hunt. Rebekah thought up this scheme to trick her husband into giving his blessing to Jacob rather than the older son Esau.

Sure enough, the scheme was carried out and the blessing to Jacob was binding. Isaac was furious and had to explain to his favorite son Esau what had happened. Satan was attacking Isaac through his own…

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