February 8, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Genesis 24-27
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Commentary: So long as we keep our faith in the Lord God, God will keep His word to us, even if it takes longer than we may want or expect. We must be patient, constantly in prayer, listening for the Lord’s instructions, as they are not always so obvious. Both Esau and Jacob had their flaws, which are shown over the birthright issue (birthright is an advantage or special privilege given to the eldest son). Isaac, Jacob, Esau, and Ishmael demonstrate the importance of valuing our heritage and family history.
Focus Verses: 25:29-34 What flaws are demonstrated by the brothers? Why is it important to see the flaws of Biblical characters? Do you share any flaws with Esau or Jacob?