“Isaac: Passing on the Promise”
Although Isaac is regarded as one of Israel’s patriarchs, he appears only as a minor character in the overall narrative of Genesis. Almost as soon as Abraham dies and Isaac receives God’s blessing, the story focuses not on Isaac, but on his sons, Esau and Jacob. Still, Isaac serves as a crucial link between Abraham, to whom God first gave the promise, and Jacob, whom God would make into a great nation.
Our journey of following God’s promises also mirrors Isaac’s. We find that God continues to fulfill his promises and to accomplish his will in our lives, even as God is working in and through the uncertainties that we don’t understand. He uses the conflicts around us to shape us. And the Lord takes our failures to refine us into the men and women of promise that he is molding us to be.
February 12, 2017: Finding God’s Will in an Uncertain World (Genesis 24)
February 19: God’s Blessing: Received, Charmed, or Despised (Genesis 25)
February 26: Same Song, Same Verse…But God (Genesis 26)