Isaac came around after he and Rebekah talked it through. He called Jacob in, after Jacob stole Esau’s blessing, and blessed him again. He sent Jacob back Haran and told him not to mix with the Canaanite people. God had a plan for the lineage of Abraham and Isaac knew that his allegiance needed to be to that plan, and not to his personal feelings for his Son Esau.
Esau had no regard for God, for God’s plan, or for his family. Instead, Esau had pride, arrogance, and a sense of independence that assured Esau that no matter what; he would find a way out. Now that he heard that dad blessed his brother and told him not to intermingle with the Canaanite women, Esau thought he would fix the problem by marrying an additional Ishmaelite wife. So, Isaac came to the reality that he needed to trust God’s plan over his personal feelings.
In our daily lives we struggle in the same ways. We try to get ahead of God, like Jacob and the birthright, we try to work past God like Isaac wanting to bless Esau, we try to ignore God like Esau in his daily life. In all cases, we make a mess of what is designed to be a blessing. We must remember that God’s plan was, is, and will always be to reconcile the world to Himself. He chose this line to bear the Messiah, and to be a nation of priests introducing salvation to all.
As men have tried to control that process and run independent of God, it has caused countless heartaches to God and to so many others. We, Like Isaac, need to face the truth that we can only please God by stepping back and trusting the Lord to complete His plan. If we will, there will still be countless trials, and temptations–but, in the end God will execute His plan in His way flawlessly.
God Bless You
So, Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: “Do not marry a Canaanite woman. 2 Go at once to Paddan Aram,[a] 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. 3 May God Almighty[b] bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. 4 May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now reside as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham.” 5 Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.
6 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,” 7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. 8 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac; 9 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.