The story of Israel is a story full of conflicts. The battle between Jacob and Esau started before they were even born. God knew the character of Isaac’s sons from the beginning and made clear to Isaac and Rebekah whom he had chosen to lead the nation. Once again, God did not pick the obvious heir–he chose the best one.
As his followers, we should not expect the easy or obvious choices in our lives. God’s plan and ours rarely coincide, but, his always produces an amazing result. If we will trust and follow him to the end, we will be able to see eternal legacies and a full and meaningful life.
While we would never have picked it, we will humbly accept the great result of a God directed life.
God Bless You
Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.
The Lord said to her,“Two nations are in your womb,and two peoples from within you will be separated;one people will be stronger than the other,and the older will serve the younger.”