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Posted by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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Sarah had died, and Abraham was now really old! Abraham wanted to make sure that Isaac was taken care of. He wanted Isaac to get a good wife.
Isaac is now 37 years old, much older than most people today when they get married. We can learn a good bit about how to find a good spouse when we look at Isaac's example!
First off, Abraham is the one who works out finding a wife for Isaac. We should let our Heavenly Father bring our spouse to us. Many times, Christians get impatient with waiting on God to bring their spouse and they decide to "help" him out. The problem is that the devil will put his will for a spouse in our path- this may not be a bad person, but it will hinder you from fulfilling God's will for your life.
Genesis 24:1-4, 7- And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:  And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.  
Abraham asked his servant to go find a wife for his son in his homeland. The Bible says in II Corinthians 6:14- Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Abraham knew that the women in Canaan didn't believe in the God of Heaven. He wanted to make sure that the wife Isaac got was willing to follow God.
Many times, people pretend to be Christians so they can get a good spouse, but they don't really want to serve Christ. That's why you must pray and let God choose, because God knows the heart.
So, the servant got ready and went to find Isaac a good wife.
Genesis 24:10-12- And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.  And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
Here, we learn something very important. The servant also had faith in God. He was praying that God would lead him to the right person for Isaac. He asked God to show him who she was.
Genesis 24:13-14- Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
You know what God wants? He wants you to pray for His will! When you are willing to do His will, He will guide you!
Genesis 24:15,17- And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
Remember, the servant was a stranger! He was speaking to someone who didn't know him. But, he had a God who knew everthing!
Genesis 24:18-20- And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
Rebekah was a hard worker. She was kind and thoughtful! God had led the servant to the very person He had in mind for Isaac.
Genesis 24:26-28- And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren. And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.
The servant thanked God! That should always be our response to answered prayer. We should remember that it's God who answered.
Now, the servant has found the woman that God wanted for Isaac. But there was one little thing left. The woman must be willing!
The servant went back to Rebekah's house and explained everything that had happened with Abraham. He told about Sarah's death, and about Isaac's need for a wife.
Genesis 24:56-58- And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master. And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.  And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
Rebekah was willing to go to a strange country to marry a man that she had never met. When God shows you His will for your life, it may be something that you have never done before. But, you will have complete peace about it. If you don't have peace about something, then God doesn't want you to do it! It's that simple.
Psalms 119:165- Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
So, Rebekah and the servant made the long journey back to Canaan.
But, what was Isaac doing while all this was going on?
Genesis 24:63- And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
He was praying for God's will and doing his father's work. That's what we should do. When we do what God wants first; He will send us the desires of our hearts.
Matthew 6:33- But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
When we do our will first; the devil will send us the desires of our hearts. The question is, do you want God's will or your own?
Genesis 24:66-67- And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
Isaac loved her. She was what he needed for a help meet. She was God's will for his life, and because he waited for God's will he found all his desires were met.
How long did he have to wait? Well, he was 37 when Sarah died. Remember?
Genesis 25:20- And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
He was 40 when he married Rebekah. That's 3 years! For 3 years he waited for God's will.
Are you willing to wait for God's will? Or do you want your way NOW! God's way takes time. He has to prepare you and your spouse for His will. The devil's way is quick and will keep you from God's will. Which will you choose?

Sometimes the devil doesn't tempt us with evil; sometimes he allures us with good, distracts us with obligations, confuses us with compromise, or hinders us with business to keep us from that which is best- service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Remember, the devil always offers his best, before Christ will offer His will for your life.


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by Group Owner on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:38 AM
Genesis 25:1- Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
Abraham was lonely after Sarah's death, so he remarried.  We don't know if he asked the Lord about this or not. We don't know where his new wife was from. We only know that he had more children.
Genesis 25:5- And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
Abraham knew that God's promise was through Isaac. So, Abraham left everything to Isaac. This wasn't how it was done back then. Everything always went to the firstborn. Ishmael was the firstborn, Isaac was the second. But we see that many times in human history, God doesn't choose the first because the first usually is what the world offers. God chooses His way.
Genesis 25:7-8- And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
Abraham was 175 when he died. That's really old! No one today lives to be that old!
Genesis 25:9-10- And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre; The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
Abraham had other children, but the Bible only mentions 2 of them showing up for his funeral- Isaac and Ishmael. They bury Abraham in the cave of Machpelah, where Sarah was buried.
Now, Isaac and Rebekah were alone. They had to rely on their own personal relationship with the Lord to know what to do and where to go. If we don't have a relationship with God, then we are going to mess up. We can't call our parents up and ask "What should I do now?" We need to be able to ask God ourselves.
Isaac was about to be tested.
Genesis 26:1-6- And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;  And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;  Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.  And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
Here, we see that God speaks directly to Isaac. I'm sure that Isaac heard the story many times from his father about how God promised to make a great nation of them. But, perhaps, this is the first time that Isaac heard the promise from God himself!
God warns Isaac to stay in the land of Canaan. I'm certain it's because God didn't want Isaac making the same mistake in Egypt that Abraham made. But the funny thing is, that we usually make the same mistakes our parents made.
Remember what Abraham did in Egypt? He told the people of the land that Sarah was his sister because he was afraid they would kill him. I guess Isaac heard that story, too, because he is going to make the same mistake!
Genesis 26:7- And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.
God had spoken to Isaac and promised to make a great nation of him, yet Isaac wasn't willing to trust God to protect him. He was going to give in to his flesh and lie!
Genesis 26:8-9- And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
Uh oh! The thing about lying is you will always eventually get found out! Isaac was tickling Rebekah and the king realized that she wasn't his sister at all!
Genesis 26:11- And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
Isaac was in a nation who didn't believe in the God of heaven, and yet these people knew what was right and wrong! Even when we are among people who don't serve God, God can still protect us. God's power can follow us wherever we go, and His protection will care for us!
We need to make sure that we stay in God's will. Many times we put consequences upon ourselves that we shouldn't have to bear because we did what we wanted to do. Adam did it! Abraham did it! And even Isaac did it!
We must always pray and ask God to direct us. Then, we should always obey the answer God gives us, even when we don't like it. It's the only way to avoid the consequences of sin.
by Group Owner on Jun. 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM
We start to see how Isaac and Rebekah grew their relationship with God. They no longer had Abraham to ask, so now they relied on their own personal friendship with God for answers.
Genesis 25:20-21- And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Isaac and Rebekah wanted to have children. But, just like Sarah, it didn't seem like it was happening. So, Isaac went to ask God. Isaac knew that his relationship with God was good enough to be able to ask him for things that he wanted. When our relationship is good with God, we know that we are able to ask God for our wants and needs.
God answered Isaac's request and allowed Rebekah to get pregnant. But something was up!
Genesis 25:22- And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
Rebekah had a lot of movement. Now, pregnant women can feel the baby moving in their tummy. Have you ever had your hand on a pregnant woman's belly and felt the baby kick? Well, Rebekah's baby was kicking a lot! And she wondered about it. So guess what she did?
She went to ask God. It's not good enough for just a husband to have a relationship with God. A wife needs her own personal friendship with God. God wants to hear from boys and girls all about their problems, and their needs, and their wants.
Genesis 25:23- And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Guess what? God answered Rebekah, too! Both Isaac and Rebekah had a good enough relationship with God that they could not only talk to God, but also hear God answer them.
Did you understand God's answer? God told Rebekah that there were 2 nations in her tummy.
Genesis 25:24- And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Twins! That's why there was so much movement! Boy, they must have been fighting a lot! You see, these boys would both have a lot of children, and those children would become nations- 2 nations were born that day.
Genesis 25:25-26- And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
So, one was all hairy with red hair. He must've looked like a Scotsman! And they named him Esau.
The other was also a boy and they named him Jacob. And guess what he did? He grabbed his brother's heel. They were just born and they were fighting! Do you think they fought a lot growing up? I bet they did!
Genesis 25:27- And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Two brothers were never so different. Esau was an outdoors person. He liked to hunt and run through the fields. He probably had clothes that were worn out and ripped. But, Jacob was an indoors person. He learned to cook, and I bet his clothes were always nice because he could probably fix them.
Genesis 25:28- And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Uh oh! These two brothers kinda made a split in the family. Isaac loved Esau. They were probably out in the fields together a lot. And whenever Esau hunted for food, he shared some with his father. But, Rebekah loved Jacob. He was always around her in the house. He probably helped out a lot, and I'm sure she appreciated that very  much.
Not only were these boys different in their likes and dislikes. But they were different in what they valued. Esau liked the outdoors. He could go where he pleased. He didn't really have to answer to anyone. If he wanted to hunt, he could. If he wanted to lay in the field and look at the clouds roll by, he could. Perhaps, Esau didn't like responsibility.
Jacob, on the other hand, liked to be inside. He probably liked order and took responsibility for keeping things just so.
These differences were about to play out in a life changing way. We don't know how old the boys were, but they were about to make a deal!
Genesis 25:29-30- And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. 
Jacob was at home, as usual, making a pottage. Esau had been out somewhere and I guess he wasn't successful that day in catching something. So, he comes home very hungry! He sees Jacob cooking and asks for some food.
Jacob knew that Esau was going to get everything that their father had. Esau was the firstborn, and by the laws back then, everything went to him! But, Jacob knew Esau really didn't want that responsibility. Jacob wanted it, so he proposed a deal.
Genesis 25:31- And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
I can just see Esau now! He's smelling that pottage and he's feeling the grumbling in his tummy and he's thinking, "I can't eat my birthright!"
Genesis 25:32-34- And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
Do you know what lentils are? It's kinda like a small bean. Esau just sold his house and all his possessions for bean soup! Do you think that was a smart deal?
The Bible tells us that God was not very happy with Esau.
Hebrews 12:15-17- . Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
God says to be diligent. Do you know what that means? It means to be responsible for your actions by doing things right and in a timely way. Esau wasn't diligent. If he had been, he wouldn't have sold his birthright for bean soup!
But, what else does God say about this? He says he wanted it back and he even cried about it, but he couldn't change what he had done. You see, sometimes the consequences of our actions are so bad, that even though we cry and beg we can't change them!
Esau could never get his birthright back. We need to make sure that we are diligent with the blessings that God gives us. For we never know when we'll be tempted to throw those blessings away for bean soup!
by Group Owner on Jun. 20, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Isaac and Rebekah were trying to raise their boys in a land where the Most High God was not honored. It must have been tough for these boys to see all the trouble the people of Canaan caused Isaac.
Genesis 26:12-14- Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
Isaac was seeing God's blessing on everything he had. But, some times when God blesses us people get jealous. That's what envy is, it's jealousy. It's wanting what someone else has! Envy is a weird sin. It's one that not everyone can see on the outside, but it makes you feel mad and angry on the inside. It also makes you think things that aren't true and do things that aren't smart!
Genesis 26:15- For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
The people of the land were destroying the wells. Back in those days, people had to go to wells, which were deep holes dug into the ground, and they had to drop buckets down into them to get their water. They didn't have sinks or faucets like we do. It was a lot of trouble to dig a well!
Why would the Philistines destroy something that could have been a blessing to them? They needed water, too. But, it was envy that made them act in a silly manner.
Genesis 26:16-18- And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we. And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
The king of the land asked Isaac to move. Maybe he was also envious?
Isaac wanted peace. He wasn't out to harm anyone. So, he moved along, like the king asked. He moved back to where he grew up as a boy, and digged the wells that he probably helped his father dig as a boy.
But, guess what? Jealousy never goes away. Isaac started to have problems with the people who lived near where he moved.
Genesis 26:19-22- And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.  And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.  And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
Wait a minute! They had destroyed all the wells that were there before, and now they wanted to claim the new ones as their own! Was that fair? No! Some times, jealousy makes people think they deserve things that they don't. Some times, it makes them take things that aren't theirs.
But, Isaac didn't fight. He moved on until he found a place they didn't want to fight over. And guess what? The Lord took notice of his actions.
Genesis 26:23-25- And he went up from thence to Beersheba. And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.  And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.
God saw that Isaac was trying to do right, and God came and told him that he would bless him. This is the 2nd time the Bible mentions God talking to Isaac. And Isaac did a very smart thing- he praised God. You should always praise God when you get an answer to prayer.
Another thing about people is that they realize when they make mistakes. Remember the king that sent Isaac away? Well, he was realizing that he was actually better off when Isaac was around! Perhaps he saw that the Lord's blessings helped him out, too, when he was good to Isaac.
Genesis 26:26-29- Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army. And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?  And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;  That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.
Well, the king showed up asking for a treaty, of a sorts. He wanted Isaac to promise that he wouldn't hurt him or his people. Why? He saw that God was blessing Isaac and that Isaac's family would one day become a strong nation. What do you think Isaac did?
Genesis 26:30-31- And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.  And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
They ate! That was their way of saying, "Ok, we can have a treaty."
Genesis 26:32-33- And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
Look! Isaac did what was right, and he received another blessing. Did you know that Beersheba is still around today? It is!
But, just because our parents are doing right, doesn't mean that we will. IF we don't have our own relationship with the Lord, we could end up sinning. And that's exactly what Esau did.
You see, Isaac made an agreement with some of the people. But Esau decided to marry some of the people. A people that worshipped false gods. A people who didn't honor or obey the God of Heaven.
Genesis 26:34-35- And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:  Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
There are some strange verses in the Bible. One of them says "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." Romans 9:13. Why did God hate Esau?
First, because Esau didn't care about the future or doing right. Esau only cared about what he wanted right now! Second, Esau never asked God what His will was. Esau only ever did what Esau wanted to do.
We can bring a lot of consequences on ourselves, not only by being jealous and envious, but also by doing things our way instead of God's way! God's way is slow and it requires patience, but it ends in a blessing!
Our way is quick, but also rebellious, and it ends in a curse!
by Group Owner on Jun. 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Genesis 27:1-4- And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: 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 savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

This may seem odd to us, but back then that is how things were done. Isaac was getting old and he wanted to make sure that everything was taken care of before he died. So he called his eldest, who was suppose to get the birthright, and told him to make him a venison dinner and that he would bless him.
Now, remember, Esau had sold his birthright to his brother, Jacob. Did Isaac know about this? We don't know.
Genesis 27:5- And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
Rebekah heard what Isaac had said, and she wanted Jacob to get the blessing. What do you think she should have done? She should have trusted God! But, did she do that?
Genesis 27:6-10- And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.  Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:  And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
Uh oh! She was planning something deceitful! She must not have been trusting God at that moment. Perhaps, she wasn't keeping her friendship with the Lord.
Genesis 27:11-12- And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:  My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
Jacob knew what she was planning was wrong. He was afraid that he would receive a curse instead of a blessing!
Genesis 27:13- And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
Rebekah says that if they are found out that she will bear the curse. Guess what! This is one of the last times she ever gets to see her son whom she loves so much! She does end up bearing the consequences of her deceit.
Genesis 27:14-17- And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:  And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
Wow! She had really thought this out! She dressed Jacob in Esau's clothes. She put the goat skins with the hair onto his arms and neck so that he would feel hairy, and she sent him with the venison and bread to Isaac.
Genesis 27:18- And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
I bet when Isaac asked who he was, that Jacob felt a little flutter in his stomach! He knew he was doing wrong. He knew he was lying and that he shouldn't.
Genesis 27:19- And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.  
Jacob decided right then and there that he would deceive his father and steal the blessing from his brother. He went against what he knew was right and decided to take what he wanted his own way without waiting to see what God would do.
Genesis 27:20- And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.
Oh, Isaac thought something was wrong! Now begins the questions. Have you ever noticed that when you're doing something wrong someone is always there questioning you? That's God telling you that you're doing wrong!
Genesis 27:21-24- And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.  And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
Jacob is now so wrapped up in this lie that he can't get out now!
Genesis 27:25-29- And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:  Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:  Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
Whew! Jacob got away with it! I'm sure for a few moments there he thought he would be found out. But he was anxious to get out of there because he didn't know when Esau was going to come back!
Genesis 27:30-31- And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.  And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
That was close! But what about Esau?
Genesis 27:32-36- And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed. And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.  And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? 
Here Esau was crying and begging his father to bless him, but his father couldn't. You see, once a blessing has been given it can't be taken away or changed. Esau knew this, but he was hoping that there was something left for him.
Genesis 27:37-38- And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son? And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.  
Oh, Esau now realized the value of his birthright. He regretted giving it up, but there was no getting it back! No matter how much you beg and plead and cry, sometimes, you just can't make sin disappear. You now have to live with the consequences of your actions. And Esau was very sorry!
Genesis 27:39-40- And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
Isaac wanted to bless Esau, so he blessed him as a man. He couldn't leave him any possessions or positions. But he could give him the blessing of a bountiful life. Do you think this made Esau happy? Nope!
Genesis 27:41- And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.
Esau hated Jacob! He hated him so badly that he wanted to hurt him! He not only wanted to hurt him, he wanted to kill him!
Genesis 27:42-45- And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;  And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;  Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?
To save her son, Rebekah had to send him away. She knew Esau would really kill him. For her deceit, God made it so that Rebekah never saw her son after this. That was her punishment.
But what about Jacob? What would he have to pay for this sin?
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