Please read Genesis 25:1-4, 1 Chronicles 1:32-33, Genesis 25:5-6, Genesis 25:12-18, 1 Chronicles 1:28-31, 1 Chronicles 1:34, Genesis 25:19-26, Genesis 25:7-11, and come on back! Share your comments below if you like – I’d love to hear what you are thinking too!
Abraham’s family did expand through Isaac as God promised, and He blessed Ishmael as well. The genealogies are important, fight the urge to “skim” over them! 🙂 Even though Isaac and Ishmael’s history was atypical at best, they were still brothers. It doesn’t seem like there is animosity between the two of them – they come together at the end of Abraham’s life to bury him next to Sarah. The Message translation reads, “he died happy at a ripe old age, full of years” (Genesis 25:8). What a nice way to end a life, happy. The Lord kept His promises to Abraham!
Now on to the next generation – Jacob and Esau! See you tomorrow!