By: Ely Lagajino
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight. Proverbs 12:22 ESV
Rebekah wrapped Jacob’s arms and neck with goatskin and dressed him in Esau’s attire, so Isaac would think he was Esau. She sent Jacob into Isaac’s tent with the meat she had prepared.
“Who are you?” Isaac asked,
“I’m your son Esau,” Jacob answered.
Isaac was suspicious, but blindness heightened his handicap. Instead, he felt his son’s hands and neck. “The voice is Jacob’s, but the hands are Esau’s,” Isaac said. “Are you really my son Esau?”
Jacob had to lie again, “I am,” he said.
When he said that, Isaac ate the meat and blessed Jacob in the name of Esau. Then he lay down to rest, as Jacob quickly left the tent.
Esau came into the tent with his meat. “Eat my meat father and give me your blessing,”
Isaac sat up, surprised at what he heard, “Who are you,” he asked.
Now Esau was surprised too. “I’m your son Esau,” he answered.
When Isaac told Esau what had happened, Esau cried. “Bless me,” he pleaded.
“Your brother has stolen your blessing,” Isaac said, “He is now head of the family, and you must serve him.”
Esau became so angry that he vowed to kill his brother. Rebekah heard it, so she devised another move to send Jacob to Haran to look for a wife and escape Esau’s threat.
Esau lost his right to receive the double portion of the rich inheritance, but in the end, he received all the riches after the death of their parents, for Jacob was nowhere to be found. Despite the wealth, Esau never had a change of heart to seek the Savior.