Continuation of previous post…
Everything that Isaac, his father, had taught him throughout his youth was ignored by Esau. With each year that passed, he became less and less interested in his parent’s customs, customs that came from Abraham, his exemplary grandfather, chosen by God to start a new nation. Esau didn’t care about his family history, what he really wanted was to start his own history.
Esau married two women from other nations. Two mistakes: two women and two other nations…Different customs that went against God. Esau didn’t care about what these women thought with regards to his God, in fact, he didn’t even consider Him as God… That really saddened his parents because in addition to these two mistakes- the Bible states that these women ” brought grief to Isaac and Rebekah.” Imagine what an awful situation! They didn’t deserve that.
Everybody knows that when a son gets married, his parents earn a daughter and vice versa. Imagine what kind of daughters Rebekah earned… what a pity! That whole profile of a brave man went down the drain due to un unstable marriage, yet he was still the firstborn and Isaac didn’t wish to dishonor him.
Isaac probably thought that by blessing Esau, he would have an encounter with God and change, a father is a father after all. There’s no way you can be a parent and lose all hope regarding your children… Time passed, Isaac was well into old age and the only thing left for him to do for Esau was to bless him.
“And it came to pass that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son and said unto him, “My son.” And he said unto him, “Behold, here am I.” And he said, “Behold now, I am old; I know not the day of my death. Now therefore take, I pray tee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field and take me some venison. And make me a savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, that my soul may bless thee before I die.”
But that’s not exactly what happened.
To be continued tomorrow.
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.