Something clicked

We are not party to what went on in Isaac’s mind between his blessing of Esau, (and Jacob in disguise) and the second blessing he gave to his younger son, before sending him off to seek a non-Canaanite wife.

We are not given any details as to what conversations he might have had with God in the interim.

His first two blessings focused on plenty, and power.

But something happened. The second blessing given to Jacob, and this time truly intended for him, was markedly different. The reference to God is up-graded from God to God Almighty. This time the blessings of Abraham are bequeathed.

“May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham.” (NASB)

Jacob left home, fleeing a wrathful brother, but with a blessing of his true inheritance,  obedient this time to both parents.

Esau, grasping something of the import, went out and added a daughter of Ishmael to his wives.


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