Week 3  Day 1

Four characters:
            --prayed and kept praying
                  until God granted his request
            --a father of twins
            --successful farmer
            --a digger of wells and he kept digging
                  until he found one he could use in peace

            --asked questions because
                 she wanted to know why?
            --first she was barren
            --then two nations struggled within her

            --the first born twin
            --an outdoorsman

            --the second born twin
            --preferred life inside the tent.


                  They started fighting before they were born.

                                             Genesis 25 & 26

    21 Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was
barren; the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah conceived.
22But the children struggled together within her; and she said,
"If all is well, why am I like this?"  So she inquired of the Lord.
    23The Lord said to her: "Two nations are in your womb, two
peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be
stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger."
    24When her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed
there were twins in her womb.  25The first came out red.  He
was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau.
26Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of
Esau's heel; so his name was called Jacob.  Isaac was sixty
years old when she bore them.
    27The boys grew.  Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the
field; Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents.  28 Isaac loved
Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
    29Now Jacob cooked a stew; Esau came in from the field,
and he was weary.  30Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me
that red stew, for I am weary."  31But Jacob said, "Sell
me your
birthright as of this day."  32Esau said, "Look, I am
about to die;
so what is this birthright to me?"
    33Then Jacob said, "Swear to me as of this day."  So he
swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.  34Jacob gave
Esau bread and stew of lentils; he ate and drank, arose, and
went his way.  Thus Esau despised his birthright.
    12Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same
year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him.  19Also Isaac's
servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water
there.  20But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac,
saying, "The water is ours."  So he called the well Esek, because
they quarreled with him.  21They dug another well, and they
quarreled over that one.  So he called its name Sitnah.  22He
moved from there and dug another well, and they did not
So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said,
"Now the
Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful
in the land."

    23Then he went up to Beersheba.  24The Lord appeared to
him the same night and said, "I am the God of Abraham; do
not fear, for I am with you.  I will bless you and multiply your
descendants for Abraham's sake."  25So he built an altar
called on the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent.
                            This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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