Good morning, friend! 🙂 Please read Genesis 25:27-34, Genesis 26, Genesis 27, and Genesis 28:1-5, and come on back. Here’s what I am thinking about this morning:
The history of Jacob and Esau, and how Esau relinquished his birthright is a familiar and sad one.
At the beginning of chapter 26, we are told there was a severe famine, so Isaac moved to Gerar. His intention must have been to continue on to Egypt (I’m guessing because God tells him not to go in Genesis 26:2). Even in a place where he was a stranger (lonely perhaps), God tells him to stay there and he would be blessed there. So, in obedience to the Lord, Isaac stayed. In keeping with His promise to Abraham, God blessed and prospered Isaac there.
Even in times of loneliness or fill-in-your-own blank-here, there is a blessing in following the Lord. We can’t act based on emotions, we must act on obedience. God is so faithful, every single time!