Tag: Esau

  • Biblical Principle #229: Persons Excluded from Israel’s Assembly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, certain individuals were forbidden from joining Israel’s assembly of GOD. Explanation Among the children of Israel, certain individuals were seemingly permitted to remain in covenant with GOD, yet they were excluded from participating when the people assembled before the LORD. 2 “The eunuch and the castrated…

  • Biblical Principle #177: Israel Destroyed the Canaanites of Arad

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israel defeated the Canaanite king of Arad and destroyed their cities. Explanation Israel was refused passage through the land of Edom—Esau’s descendants. So they turned southward towards the Red Sea and took the long route around Edom. This path brought Israel into conflict with the Canaanite king of Arad.

  • Biblical Principle #94: God Loves Forgiveness

    Biblical Principles List Principle God loves forgiveness. Explanation Genesis 33 records the first human example of forgiveness in the Bible. Yes, as far as we know, GOD would eventually forgive Adam and Eve of their sin in the Garden, but that would not come right away. And it is true that Laban and Jacob made…

  • Biblical Principle #88: Deception Comes Back on You

    Biblical Principles List Principle Deception has a way of coming back on you. Explanation Jacob’s early life included several situations involving deception. Jacob, albeit directly, took advantage of Esau’s impetuous nature to “steal” Esau’s birthright. Rebekah influenced Jacob into deceiving Isaac for the blessing that was promised to Esau as the eldest. Because of these…

  • Biblical Principle #86: GOD Hated Esau

    Biblical Principles List Principle God hated Esau (because Esau was profane). Explanation We previously established that: Isaac and Rebekah had twins: Esau and Jacob. From their birth, it was revealed that Esau would serve Jacob: 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?”…

  • June 9 – Obadiah’s Prophecy Against Edom

    Reading Obadiah 1-21 Devotional In the days of Jehoram, king of Judah, the Edomites rebelled against Judah and set up their own king. The prophet Obadiah’s message is a rebuke against Edom for their revolt against Judah. While some believe that Obadiah’s prophecy is concerning another time period, perhaps 250 years later, The Daily Bible…

  • January 16 – When GOD Promises

    Reading Gen. 36:1-43 Devotional Jacob had quite a large family now. He had twelve sons and at least one daughter. His brother Esau’s family had grown as well, with multiple chiefs and kings in his descendants. Esau’s family lived in the land called Edom, which was named after Esau. It had been many years since GOD…

  • January 14 – Trusting GOD can be Scary

    Reading Gen. 31:1-33:20 Devotional After Jacob had been with his father-in-law Laban for over twenty years, GOD told him to return to his family. GOD promised to be with him and to bless him.  But Jacob had not forgotten the reason why he fled to Haran in the first place. What if Esau was still…

  • January 12 – Deception Brings Pain

    Reading Gen. 26:34-28:22 Devotional Isaac favored his oldest son Esau, while Rebekah favored the younger son Jacob. Isaac was very old and he could barely see. Isaac sent Esau to hunt game and prepare food for him so that he might bless Esau before GOD. But Rebekah overhead Isaac’s request and she told Jacob to…

  • January 11 – The Power of the Flesh

    Reading Gen. 25:1-10, 12-18, 11, 19-34; 26:1-35 Devotional In these two chapters we have two examples of how powerful our human desires can be and the impact of poor choices on our lives. In Gen. 25 we read that Esau had been hunting and when he returned from the field he was very hungry. His…