Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: General Topics
- Scripture: Genesis 27
Genesis Chapter 27
Signs of a dysfunctional family in this chapter:
Some things to remember as we study narrative passages:
The Bible does not ___________ pragmatism, when the “end justifies the means”
The Bible shows God’s providential _____________ unfolding both when people obey Him and disobey Him.
Narrative sections tell us what happened, without necessarily endorsing or providing a model to follow. Doctrinal passages tell us what to do and not do.
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. -Rom. 15:4
Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the end of the ages have come. -I Cor. 10:11
Narrative sections do reinforce the __________________ of doing or not doing the commands and principles God gives
Now let’s look at how God’s providential plan continues to unfold:
First there was the _________________ made to Rebekah
And the Lord said to her: “Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.” -Genesis 25:23
Then there was the action of Esau that had ________________ Rebekah
Next there was Rebekah’s decision to help God out through deceiving Isaac.
As we have seen, her plan did work, but in addition to contributing to the delinquency of a Jacob, she lost the ____________________ to see what God would have done if she had gone to Him in prayer and faith.
The result was that Jacob did get the blessing.
Verses 27-29 Verse 33b Romans 9:3-5
So think about the twists and turns the Abrahamic Covenant takes –
Not Abraham – Ishmael – Nebajoth, or Abraham – Isaac – Esau – It is Abraham – Isaac – Jacob
The way Jacob got the blessing brought hard _____________________
God can bring His plan A out of our plan B choices – but never intentionally choose plan B in advance, and never try to justify plan B choices after the fact – God calls us to repent of sinful actions, not to justify them because good came about anyway.
“Danny, can I give my sinful children a physical blessing even though they aren’t receiving a spiritual blessing because of their actions?”