God Granted Me Success: The Lord Wins

In these verses, we read the blessing of Isaac upon Jacob. Despite all of the scheming and lying and sin, God’s will prevails. Jacob is the chosen one and he will be the one that the nations will bow down to. The covenant promises will be bestowed on Jacob. Notice the pattern here. Isaac was told that he would be the recipient of the covenant blessings because of Abraham’s faith and consequent obedience. Isaac did nothing to deserve the blessing of God. Here we are at Jacob’s first reception of the covenant blessings and look at the situation. Did he deserve this? Absolutely, unequivocally not! He is amid a deception! He is sinning when he first hears the covenant blessing being pronounced over him. We’ll see God confirming this over and over in Jacob’s life but here, at the outset, he is blessed while sinning.

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