I have loved you, says the Lord. Yet you say, How and in what way have You loved us? Was not Esau Jacob“s brother? says the Lord; yet I loved Jacob (Israel), But [in comparison with the degree of love I have for Jacob] I have hated Esau [Edom] and have laid waste his mountains, and his heritage I have given to the jackals of the wilderness (Malachi 1:2)
Yesterday, We unveiled our ‘Faith-Full’ Female of the Week, Rebekah- Who learned during her ultrasound with God 😂🤣 that she was pregnant with twin boys.
But Rebekah could not understand why the babies struggled so, and fought with one another in her womb. God told her that the two boys were fighting for the rights of the firstborn son- and contrary to the ordinary expectation-God had chosen her second born son, Jacob!!
You see…God Loved Jacob, but He had rejected Esau!!
Rebekah believed These Words and Gladly Received them in her Heart!!
Now for those of you familiar with this story, You may have a few questions about Rebekah – such as….
Did She really believe God’s Words??
If Rebekah had really believed, why did she grow so impatient with God, taking matters into her hands??
Why did she intervene herself into God’s work, and attempt to usurp His timing??
I also had some of my own questions while reading this…I wondered;
Was it Rebekah’s intention all along for Jacob to obtain the rights of the firstborn son, by outwitting an older, stronger Esau – instead of waiting on God??
Is this why Rebekah named and called her second born son (Jacob) Trickster/Supplanter??
But Let’s Be Real About This!!
Which of Us believers, in our flesh, has not at some point decided that we were hired in by God, as His Personal Assistant- with a Job Description that read:
Candidate must be active and alert to assist God to meet His Project Deadlines!!
Abraham and Sarah had done this when they hired in the housemaid, Hagar to have a son (Ishmael) for them- instead of waiting on God!!
You see, as God’s assistant 🤣😂 Sarah was convinced that God was running late!! And in her old age, she feared that she and Abraham were running out of time!!
Well Rebekah also believed that Jacob’s time was running short for him to acquire Isaac’s blessing, because Isaac was now about 100 years old and had gone blind.
Jacob had already successfully manipulated the birthright from Esau’s hands, but without Isaac’s blessing, Jacob still could not inherit the promised covenant, which was previously established between God and Abraham in Genesis 17.
- And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. (Genesis 17:6-7)
You see…Abraham, upon his deathbed blessed Issac, passing on this covenant to his son of ‘the promise,’ Isaac- and not to Ishmael-Abraham’s son of the flesh!!
And now Isaac, possessing the established covenant, will now pass it forward, blessing only one of his two sons.
Now God had promised Rebekah that the blessing was pre-established for Jacob, But her husband, Isaac would have it so that the blessing would be passed on to, and be established through Esau instead.
But Rebekah was not having it!!
You see Rebekah overheard Isaac call for Esau, requesting deer meat for his last meal,’ presuming that he, Isaac would soon be exiting from this world- and passing on to be with his own father, Abraham.
Isaac’s Words to Esau:
- Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die (Genesis 27:3)
Can You See Rebekah Fuming 😡, in response, saying underneath her breath:
satan!! You are a Liar and the Father of All Lies!!
But Not today – and Not in this Tent!!
So this is where an overzealous Rebekah takes matters into her own hand!!
What will Rebekah Do??
Well Neighbor, I will have to brew a whole new Pot of Tea for Us to finish this story…
So come on by again this Friday- because tomorrow is Trivia Thursday and I have some really good questions prepared for you- plus a Bonus!!
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