Genesis Chapter 31

Elohim told Jacob to leave and go back to the land of his fathers. This is where Elohim wants him. Elohim probably used the jealousy and suspicion of Laban to work His plan. He told his wives that they must leave because “Your dad has that look in his eye…” He is now going to lay out his case to his wives as to why they should leave.

Genesis Chapter 27

Here we have the case of the blessing of Jacob being bestowed to Jacob in an apparently treacherous fashion. However, Esau has already shown that he has no interest in the birthright. But after selling his birthright for a bowl of lentil stew, he shows no remorse for having done so. Then he further degrades his spiritual status by marrying Hittite women.

Genesis Chapter 24

Note Abraham’s sensitivity to the importance of selecting a wife for his son. The responsibility was not taken lightly. Abraham seemed, once again, to realize that Elohim’s Torah did not allow for His people to marry pagan people (Deut. 7:1-4).

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