Genesis 25: 19-26

This is the account of Abraham’s son Isaac.

Abraham became the father of Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.

Isaac prayed on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and the two peoples within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”

When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

A Thought

When Abraham died, Isaac inherited God’s promise to make Abraham’s descendants a great nation. After Isaac married Rebekah, they were childless for twenty years, so Isaac prayed. Rebekah became pregnant with twin boys who were very active in her womb. Not knowing what was happening within her, Rebekah asked God. Rebekah then received the word of the Lord that: Two nations are in her womb; The two will be separated; One will be stronger than the other; The older will serve the younger. Can you imagine waiting for twenty years for God to prepare you to receive his promise made to you? Pray and be faithful to God because God is always faithful to his word.

Our Prayer

Father thank you that you are always working for our good. Thank you that you hear and answer our prayers. Help us to wait on you to renew our strength, to receive your Word with gladness and to be faithful to you. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.