Jacob Steals His Brother's
Bible Study Lessons From
this study lesson from the Book
of Genesis we learn
that Rebekah and Jacob plan to deceive
his father to steal away the blessing meant for
Esau in order to get what they want out of life.
How does this apply to us?
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and Esau - Again
Then he came to his
father and said, My father. And he
said, Here I am. Who are you, my
Jacob said to his father,
I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as
you told me. Get up, please, sit and eat of my
game, that you may bless me.
Isaac said to his son,
How is it that you have it so quickly, my
son? And he said, Because the Lord
your God caused it to happen to me.
Then Isaac said to Jacob,
Please come close, that I may feel you, my
son, whether you are really my son Esau or
So Jacob came close to
Isaac his father, and he felt him and said,
The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the
hands are the hands of Esau.
He did not recognize him,
because his hands were hairy like his brother
Esaus hands; so he blessed him.
And he said, Are you
really my son Esau? And he said, I
So he said, Bring it
to me, and I will eat of my sons game,
that I may bless you.
And he brought it to him,
and he ate; he also brought him wine and he
Then his father Isaac said
to him, Please come close and kiss me, my
So he came close and
kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his
garments, he blessed him and said,
smell of my son
Is like the smell of a
field which the Lord has blessed;
Now may God give you of
the dew of heaven,
And of the fatness of
And an abundance of
grain and new wine;
May peoples serve
And nations bow down to
Be master of your
And may your
mothers sons bow down to
Cursed be those who
And blessed be those
who bless you. -
Jacob a "Helping Hand"
If you remember earlier that
God had promised Rebekah that Jacob
would become the family
ruler, she decided
that she would "help" matters along by doing it her
She decided that God could
not handle this situation so resorted to a scheme
in order to give Jacob the blessing that belonged
Jacob really "played the
part" in the deception by lying to his father in
order to get what he wanted. Not
only did Jacob lie, but he used God in his lie.
This verse is worth repeating:
20 Isaac said to his
son, How is it that you have it so
quickly, my son? And he said,
Because the Lord your God caused it to
happen to me.
I don't know about you but I
would be petrified to make a statement like this
concerning my Lord. This shows how far greed can
take a person.
Do We Sometimes "Help" God
with Our Plans?
Rebekah's plans for Jacob
reflects on our lives and the way we sometimes do
the very same thing.
We too have goals in life for
success we want to accomplish but sometimes we take
matters into our own hands instead of trusting that
God can lead us in the right direction.
How would God feel about the
methods you are using to achieve your goals in
life? Would He be pleased with the way you are
handling this project?
Yes, I am asking myself the
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how to receive the love and life-changing
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Verses to learn about Jacob and Esau's
blessing are from New American Standard Bible
& New King James Version - Lessons from Life
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