The Stolen Blessing and a Sovereign Will

Reliance upon our natural impulses, rather than God’s Word, for spiritual direction is insufficient and often brings big problems.

A. Deception within the family  27:1-29
Scene 1: Isaac and Esau’s plan — 1-4
Scene 2: Rebekah and Jacob’s plan — 5-17
Scene 3: Jacob’s execution of the deceptive plan — 18-29

B. Distress within the family 27:30-46
Scene 4: The anguish of Isaac and Esau — 30-41
Scene 5: The anxiety of Rebekah and Jacob — 42-46

C. Decisiveness within the family   (28:1-9)
Scene 6: Isaac blesses Jacob and sends him away — 1-5
Scene 7: Esau remarries into the line of Ishmael — 6-9