January 16, 2012

16 - The older will serve the younger

Rebecca and Eliezer by Bartolomé Esteban Perez Murillo
Not many thoughts today.  I did not realize that Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebecca. (Genesis 25:20) and they were married for nearly 20 years before she conceived and bore the twins Esau and Jacob. (Genesis 25:26). I found the wording in this verse intriguing.Genesis 25:24 When her time came to give birth, there were indeed twins in her womb.
Genesis 25:23 When I read the Lords response to Rebecca's inquiry I am reminded that nothing is a surprise to Him.  Sometimes I forget how sovereign He truly is and just how much He knows. How often have I read the story of Esau and Isaac and the sale of a birthright to be surprised by the actions of these two brothers and yet it was foretold to their mother while she still carried them in her womb.



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