From Pastor Perry

01/02/2017 Gen 28:6-9

Genesis 28:6–9 (ESV)

Esau Marries an Ishmaelite

Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women,” and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and gone to Paddan-aram. So when Esau saw that the Canaanite women did not please Isaac his father, Esau went to Ishmael and took as his wife, besides the wives he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth.

 

 

Esau chooses a wife from Abraham’s family (Ishmael) in order to please Isaac, which may indicate repentance for previously dishonoring his parents. In opposition to the Fourth Commandment, we have often disrespected our parents and others in authority. God’s Law condemns our disobedience and calls us to sincere repentance. We are also recipients of His blessing in Christ.

 

I pray:  We praise You, O Lord Jesus, that You paid for all our sins with Your bitter suffering and death. Grant us sound marriages and sincere repentance. Amen.

 

 

Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 59). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

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