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.
So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house . . . swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites . . . go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.
Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan. So the field and the cave that is in it were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth as property for a burial place.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac . . . concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead . . .