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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 9 · 2 years ago

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Hello and welcome to read Your Bible devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in a year. This daily devotional will help keep your heart in mind and God's word. Use your phone to download and listen to Pastor Brad Reynolds Audio podcast. You can find a RSS feed link on our website, www dot do berry baptist clarksbridgecom. Welcome back. I'm glad you're back with us. Excited about our study. Today we are in Genesis, Chapter Twenty seven through twenty nine. I have with me here an apple and a banana. Have you ever gathered banana from an apple tree? No, we ever gathered an apple from a banana tree. No. About a walnut...

...from a contrary? STRAWBERRIES FROM BLUEBERRY BUSHES? No, no, no, you don't gathered candles from watermelons. You don't gather green beans from corn plants. Of course not. If you plan a walnut tree, then it'll have walnuts. If you plan an apple tree, it'll have apples. If you plan blueberry s robs or bushes, they'll have blueberries. We reap what we sew. It's the law of nature, both physically and spiritually. God is placed within his creation, that we reap what we saw, and Jacob would ultimately find that out. In our text for today we're going to be looking at two pass just twenty Genesis Chapter Twenty seven, verses twenty two through twenty seven. In Genesis Chapter Twenty Nine, verse thirteen. You may want to just thumb both of those so we can look at those in the times appropriate.

But in your reading you saw what Genesis Twenty seven through twenty nine and Genesis Twenty seven, Jacob Deceives Esaul and in so doing gets the father's double blessing. We see Bethel, which is where Jacob would meet God, be introduced with the gut to the god of Abraham and Isaac. He'd have that dream of the stairway they're going to heaven, with the angels coming up and down doing God's bidding. We see now in Genesis Twenty nine also that Jacob is deceived. So let's Look Genesis twenty seven and I'll be reading verse twenty two. So Jacob came close to Isaac, his father, and he felt it and said the voice is the voice of Jacob up but the hands are the hands of Esau. He did not recognize him because his hands were hairy...

...like his brothers Esau's hands. Isaac didn't recognize Jacob. So Isaac Blessed Jacob and he said, are you really my son Esau, and Jacob said I am. So he said, bring it to me and I will eat of my son's game that I may bless you, and he brought it to him and he ate me. Also brought him wine and he drank. Then his father, Isaac, said to Jacob, please come close and kiss me, my son. So he came close and kissed him and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said, see the smell of my son, it's like the smell of a field which the Lord has bless now want to move to genesis twenty nine and verse thirteen. I want to see something there in that text. So when Laban heard the news of Jacob, his sister's son, he ran to meet him and embraced him and kissed...

...him and brought him to his house. Then he related to Abe Laban all these things. In these two passages we see two kisses. One Jacob kisses his father, as is Isaac has asked you to do. To Laban Kisses Jacob as Jacob chows up. Now, what happened before this kiss of Jacob to Isaac and what happened before this kiss of Laban to Jacob's very important? Jacob, along with his mother, have decided they would fool Jacob's father and they would fool the father in situate that the father would give him a double blessing, a double portion of blessing, and the blessing would be on Jacob. And the way they would do it is they would allow yesaul to be told by the father, while the father told Esaw, I want you to...

...go and prepare me, gets me some game from the field and go kill some animals, bring him to me to eat, and I want to bless you. And the mother overheard it and she told Jacob, here's what we're going to do. We're going to go and I'm going to prepare for you and you're going to take it and you're going to put on Esau's clothing and will put some hair on you, like from an animal, and will make it feel like your hairy, like your brother, and will deceive your father and he'll bless you. And that's exactly what Jacob does. He decides to deceive his father and this deception is sealed with a kiss. And then by the time time we get to Laban, we see that Laban kisses Jacob. Jacob had kissed his father, sealing and deception, and then Laban kisses Jacob, hinting to the reader that perhaps Jacob would get his dude. In these...

...two passages we see two kisses. Both kisses are kisses of betrayal and deception. The first is a kiss from a son to a father, where the son totally deceives and betrays his own father. There is perhaps no kiss in all of scripture save one, Judus, is scary. It's kiss of Jesus which is more evil than this kiss of a son to a father, deceiving and betraying him. He lies to his father and yet those lives are superseded by his betrayal, which is sealed with a kiss. And with this incredible deception, Jacob receives a great blessing and you and I read it and we say this isn't fair. He's betrayed his father and in return he's getting this...

...blessing. HOW COULD JACOB BE BLESSED? He was a betrayer and deceiver. He had seen greatly against his father, and yet still received a blessed. See, Jacob deserved to be disowned, but instead inherits and irreversible blessing. Is that difficult to understand? Look no further than the cross. You and I betrayed our heavenly father through our sin, Our sins crucified cry Christ. And yet while we deserve to be disowned and suffer an eternal hell because of our sin, nevertheless we receive blessings when we repent and turn to Christ. Yes, Jacob deserved something that he didn't receive. As to you and I, when we see him, we deserve hell, but when we repent of...

...that sin, even though we deserve hell, God chooses to bless US instead. But see, and does have consequences. You and I can repent of our sins. God can forgive us of our sins, but seem still has consequences. Let's say a gentleman in a drunken fit rexus car and kills his family that's in his car with him. But after he's sober he repents and ask God, God forgive me please. I repent of that and he earns his life totally around. You know, God does forgive and God does bless and God will continue to bless him, but the family doesn't come back. They're still consequences. There's always consequences. To See. Hi, we reap what we saw, and although Jacob received a blessing in spite of his deceptive...

...kiss, he too will read Pretty Soul there in Chapter Twenty Nine, Jacob, who had kissed his father, now receives a kiss in return, a foreshadowing of how Laban is going to deceive Jacob. Jacob had deceived his father, now Laban's going to deceive Jacob. The normal wage for a wife at that time was one year. You would work one year and if you wanted a wife, it was very normal to work a year for that wife and they would give you that wife. Jacob Wanted Rachel, and so he said to Laban, listen, I want to marry your daughter, Rachel, and Laban said, okay, I'll tell you what. You can work two years. No, you didn't say that. Three years, four, five, six, seven years, seven times the normal wage. Jacob was so in...

...love he didn't think twice, he didn't think about negotiating, he just said yes, sounds good will do it. And then after seven years, Laban didn't give Jacob Rachel. He gave Jacob Leah, his other daughter. Jacob didn't realize it till the next morning after their marriage had been consummated, and Jacob like, what in the world's going on? You promised me Rachel, and Laban said, Oh, I must have forgot to tell you. I'm so sorry, we've got a custom. The oldest daughters got to marry first. Now you can seal have Rachel, but it'll cost you seven more years, for teen years for what should have only cost him one. There's no question that that kiss of Laban to Jacob was letting the reader know Jacob's going...

...to get what he sold. He's going to read what he sold. He sold through deception. Now he's going to read this reaping certainly would give pauls for reflection of his life. Jacob had always managed without God. He had always manipulated things, he had always begin to fix things. He wasn't a pose to God. He certainly wanted the blessings of God. He certainly recognize God, we see that, but he hadn't reached the point to where he was willing to surrender his life to God. He hadn't reached the point where he said, I'm going to stop trying to manipulate and fix myself, I'm going to start trying to trust God in his ways. And so it's kind of like he wanted God on one hand, but he wanted to manipulate and fix things his way on the other hand. This should have given him pause...

...to think about it. In some ways he had proven successful by manipulating others. He had proven he could manipulate people in life and get things. But in the end he would find that all of his manipulation, all of his fixing, was temporary. He would finally realize he needed God. His manipulation of life and others would not could not, ultimately save him. Praise God that our sins recovered by the blood of Jesus. Praise God that the penalty has been paid. Nevertheless, there are consequences which reminds us of our foolishness, vanity and pain of sin. The sooner we learn that walnut trees can and produce walmnuts, that apple trees can only produce apples, that banana trees...

...can only produce bananas, the sooner we learn that we reap what we have sold, the better our lives will be a wonderful lesson from the pages of scripture. Excited as we continue on through this and we'll see ultimately, as Jacob does, understand that God gives him a new name and he leaves that Deceptive Life Behind to follow Christ. We'll see that in the coming study. But let me close us in prayer today from our study. Father, thank you again for the wonderful truth here in the pages of scripture. Thank you for so many who are learning so much about you as we read through scripture. We pray that you'll continue to teach us. Let that teaching not be head knowledge, but let it be heart knowledge. Where we fall in love...

...with you, where we decide to leave behind our ways of an any lady fix its, where we decide we just wanted to trust you, your word, your Christ are Reading For Tomorrow Genesis Chapter Thirty through thirty two. WE'LL SEE YOU SA.

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