The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Like an athlete competing in a race, the focus of the people of faith must center on the object of our hope—the Lord. The difficulty of the challenge, the obstacles along the way and the exertion required—all fade into the background as the goal becomes the preeminent driving force.
Isaac trembled exceedingly, and said, “Who? Where is the one who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him—and indeed he shall be blessed.”
May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may be an assembly of peoples; and give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the land in which you are a stranger, which God gave to Abraham.
Isaac’s blessing of Jacob confirmed God’s choice and his place as the covenantal son. Although Isaac resisted, the details in the biblical text underscore God’s control of the situation and his ability to assure fulfillment of His promises.
Whatever knowledge they had of God’s covenantal plan, Jacob and Esau possessed diametrically different views of God’s promises to Abraham.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Rather than conforming to the principles, values and behaviors of current culture, the goal is to live out the will of God in daily experience.
Those espousing biblical principles need not have a head-in-the-sand mentality. We must recognize evil as evil, identify evil as evil and denounce evil as evil.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy.