I'm on a journey to read through the Bible in chronological order. Taking it one day at a time, I will read based on a list I found on the internet and blog about what happened, thoughts provoked, emotions conjured, etc. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day twenty: Genesis 25-26

Isaac and Rebekah grow a little older and pray f the Lord to give them children. She becomes pregnant with twins and from the beginning they are fighting, even in the womb. The parents played favorites: Isaac loved Esau for his hunting and Rebekah loved Jacob because he was the baby. There is a weird scene that makes me think that Esau is not the brightest one... he give his birthright to Jacob for some soup... doesn't exactly seem like a fair trade to me!

There is a small side story about a water shortage and Isaac trusting God to provide. It is clearly shown that Isaac has immense faith like his father and that God plans to bless him greatly.

The last verse shows that in-law strife started waaaay back in the day.

When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.

I've been blessed enough to have amazing in-laws... wouldn't trade them for the world!

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