TOPIC: A SENSE OF DIRECTION
Memory verse:-"So Isaac called for Jacob and blessedhim and commanded him: "Do not marry a
Canaanite woman. Go at once to Paddan Aram, to the house of your mother’s father
Bethuel. Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your
mother’s brother. May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your
numbers until you become a community of peoples. May he give you and your
descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land
where you now live as an alien, the land God gave to Abraham.” Then Isaac sent Jacob
on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the
brother of Rebecca, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to
take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, "Do not
marry a Canaanite woman,” and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had
gone to Paddan Aram. Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were
to his father Isaac; so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth
and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had”.
The greatest blessings after becoming a child of God through His son Jesus Christ is the blessings of Abraham. Abraham is known as the father of nations and an example of faith in God of Israel. God gave him blessings which was supreme; blessings which affects both spiritual and material development. Human blessings mostly just affect the recipient materially but limited to his spiritual progress or wellbeing. Jacob received the blessings of Abraham as his own father Isaac pronounced upon him. Remember that as a child of God the Most High you share the same blessings of Abraham.
We see from the above scripture that Esau saw that Isaac disapproved of Canaanite wife he went to marry another wife. He lost his sense of direction and reason because he wanted to please his father Isaac. That is the picture of many people especially Christians today, they prefer to please a fellow human being to God. Know what God has said concerning your life and follow the commands concerning your life. Do not copy from people, be who you are and be the best.
Prayer:-pray for a positive sense of direction and reason, may God give you insight
What to meditate on:
Was it useful for Esau to marry another wife?