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Motherhood fail moments that God used
And one Mother’s involvement in making it happen
Some background here:
God said the older would serve the younger ()
There Would Be Favorites ()
Malachi says that Jacob was love by God but Esau was hated by God ()
Romans states that God had chosen before the boys were born that the younger would serve the older ()
Gen 2
So lets read the story now and as we read, ask was this Stealing a blessing or fulfilling God’s will?
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Definition of dysfunction (Merriam-Webster)
1: impaired or abnormal functioning
impaired or abnormal functioning
impaired or abnormal functioning
2: abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction within a group family dysfunction
abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction within a group family dysfunction
Definition of false dichotomy (www.philosophy-index.com)
A false dichotomy or false dilemma occurs when an argument presents two options and ignores, either purposefully or out of ignorance, other alternatives.
Knows God has chosen Esau to serve Jacob
Loves Esau over Jacob (Favorites)
Has not taken action against Esau for marrying outside the family line and taking multiple wives
He was in his hundred thirty-seventh year;
He was in his hundred thirty-seventh year;
He was in his hundred thirty-seventh year; and apprehending death to be near, Isaac prepared to make his last will—an act of the gravest importance, especially as it included the conveyance through a prophetic spirit of the patriarchal blessing
Isaac:
Knows God has chosen Esau to serve Jacob and that the patriarchal blessing is to be given to Jacob
Loves Esau over Jacob (Favorites) (Gen 25:28)
Has not taken action against Esau for marrying outside the family line and taking multiple wives
Senses that he is going to die but only calls one son to him instead of the tradition of all sons
Plans to sneak the blessing to Esau, give Jacob nothing
In an adversarial relationship with his wife
Rebekah:
Knows God has chosen Esau to serve Jacob and that the patriarchal blessing is to be given to Jacob
Loves Jacob over Esau (Favorites)
Plans and executes deception and manipulation of her husband to get him to give the blessing to the right son
Leads her son Jacob into participating in the deception and will cover for him
Lies to her husband about the reason Jacob is being sent away
Does not confront her husband for his choices or try to talk to him about it
Esau:
Focused on hunting and his physical desires.
Married outside the family line in opposition to what Abraham and Isaac and Rebekah wanted.
Breaks his word to his brother about giving him his birthright
He gave his birthright away coming back from the hunt because he was hungry
Lost his blessing during a hunt to get the food necessary to have his father sneak the blessing in
Plans to kill his brother
Does not care how his actions affect his mother
He will never have a brotherly relationship with his brother again.
Jacob:
Track recording of taking advantage of his brother
Complicit with his mom in deceiving his father
His biggest concern is getting caught, not the sin he is committing
He lies to his fathers face “I am Esau your firstborn.
I have done as you told me”
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(Ge 27:19).
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He uses God’s name in vain (
He drags God into the lie by using God’s name in vain.
“Because the LORD your God granted me success.”
Steals his brothers blessing
Destroys his relationship with his brother and will live in fear of him for the rest of his life
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The Jerry Springer Show B.C. would be making casting calls
But there are some serious consequences
Just look at the consequences of their actions
Isaac:
6. Rebekah spake unto Jacob—She prized the blessing as invaluable; she knew that God intended it for the younger son [Ge 25:23]; and in her anxiety to secure its being conferred on the right object—on one who cared for religion—she acted in the sincerity of faith; but in crooked policy—with unenlightened zeal; on the false principle that the end would sanctify the means.
Realizes he has been caught and subverted in trying to thwart God’s will: “Then Isaac trembled very violently”
Ironically must be the one to tell his son Esau he will have to serve his brother Jacob after they attempted to avoid it.
Must crush his son by giving him a meager blessing.
Betrayed is youngest by trying to deceive him into losing his granted birthright
Rebekah:
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version.
(2016).
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Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Rebekah:
Destroys her relationship with her sons
Will never see Jacob again in her life
Does not appear to ever reconcile with her husband before he dies
Suddenly may lose both of her sons to death in a short period as well as her husband due to the law of Goelism (which the nearest of kin would be obliged to avenge the death of Jacob upon his brother)
Esau:
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Jacob said, Esau my brother is a hairy man—It is remarkable that his scruples were founded, not on the evil of the act, but on the risk and consequences of deception.
Unreconciled to his brother
Unreconciled to his mother
Left with more of a curse than any blessing (less than he would have gotten)
Left to remember forever his poorly thought through choices regarding is birthright
Jacob:
Jacob:
Has to run for his life
third, of the long white robe—the vestment of the first-born, which, transmitted from father to son and kept in a chest among fragrant herbs and perfumed flowers used much in the East to keep away moths—his mother provided for him
Go live with an uncle that will lie to him and treat him deceitfully for 14 years
Get stuck with a wife he has no love for
27:15 best garments This may refer to special clothing worn for festivals and important ceremonies.
This would heighten the credulity of Isaac, since he would naturally assume that only Esau would know what was transpiring.
Will never see his parents again
27:29 Be lord of your brothers This wording describes the vast scope of the recipient’s predominance.
Since Isaac was passing on a divinely ordained covenant relationship with Yahweh, this phrase is appropriate.
Compare note on v. 4.
those blessing you The covenant promise of 12:3 is reiterated here.
Will always live in fear of his brother
Will never get to reconcile with his father
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