Genesis 27 Soap Bible Study
Scripture: Genesis 27
30 As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and almost before Jacob had left his father, Esau returned from his hunt. 31 Esau prepared a delicious meal and brought it to his father. Then he said, “Sit up, my father, and eat my wild game so you can give me your blessing.”
32 But Isaac asked him, “Who are you?”
Esau replied, “It’s your son, your firstborn son, Esau.”
33 Isaac began to tremble uncontrollably and said, “Then who just served me wild game? I have already eaten it, and I blessed him just before you came. And yes, that blessing must stand!”
34 When Esau heard his father’s words, he let out a loud and bitter cry. “Oh my father, what about me? Bless me, too!” he begged.
35 But Isaac said, “Your brother was here, and he tricked me. He has taken away your blessing.”
The precipitating circumstances led to a rift in the family. Jacob had successfully cheated his brother out of his blessing. His brother was simple in the way he gave it up, however.
Mother, father, and both brothers were involved in this drama fit for daytime TV.
“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of our Lives.
Announcer’s voice: Next week on ‘Days’:
Esau: (in fits of rage, sputtering, on his knees) “He cheated me!!!!! I should have known!!!! Revenge! Revenge!!!!!!!! ARGH!”
Jacob: (unremorseful, full head shot into the camera) “Finders keepers.”
Drama happens. The scheming of one person can tear apart a family, even through the simplest of actions. Through this drama, it’s quite difficult to tell what is right and wrong, what is justified, and what is fantasized into reality.
God – Help me and mine to be steady in following your promises; relying not on ruse, but on you.