Genesis Bible Study – Chapter 27
By Carri Pratt
“Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing.” Genesis 27:35
God had planned big things for Jacob’s life. Both Isaac and Rebekah knew this to be true.
However, Rebekah grew impatient and worried. She thought it was necessary to step in and take control, in order to protect Jacob.
What a mess she created! She deceived her husband, encouraged her youngest son to lie, and devastated her oldest son.
Lesson learned: Let God do His own thing!
We, as God’s precious children, seem to create problems for ourselves when we are impatient and scared. When temptation and desire are tossed into the mix, huge errors in judgment can occur. The main thing to remember is that God has a plan for every life He has created.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
How much better it would have been for everyone if Rebekah had simply given God the reigns. How much better would my own personal situation be if I could give God the reigns? As Carrie Underwood proclaims, “Jesus take the wheel!”
Challenge: Give God the opportunity to work His plan for your life.