Lie and half-truths. Cheating and manipulation. Jealous, envy and fighting.
This family was so dysfunctional!
Set in 2014, we would never suppose that such a family would be chosen by God for great things. No, families marked for greatness in 2014 are families who have it all together.
They are accomplished and educated; free from vice and scandal. Their kids get along and go to the right schools. They certainly wouldn’t lie and cheat to get what they wanted.
Not if they want to be blessed by God!
Eyes of grace
A layer of faith that surpasses anything I have ever seen of even the strongest believer today.
Abraham was a friend of God
Yes, Abraham’s failures were big, and yet he was still willing to sacrifice the son he’d waited for so long. And while Jacob sometimes makes you shake your head in wonder, the man physically wrestled with God for a blessing.
When is the last time you wanted the blessing of God on your life bad enough to fight to the point of a permanent physical limp?
There is something here that I think we’re missing in this modern age. A level of faith we know nothing about. Faith that takes us beyond our theology and beyond the temporal “stuff” we want to make our lives better to a covenant relationship that cannot be tarnished or corroded.
Covenant. That is what it’s all about.