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How many of you can name 2 grandparents??
How many of you can name 4 grandparents??
How many of you can name a great grandparent??
Many of us know our ethnic backgrounds, but isnít it interesting that most of us have not much interest beyond our grandparents?
The reason for this of course is that most of us live for the present. But isnít this statement true? Knowing what you inherited from your family roots and having a vision of your future will help you succeed in your present life!
Remember this Filipino Proverb? "Ang hindi tumitingin sa kanyang pinanggalingan ay hindi makararating sa kinaroroonan." One who does not think of where heís been, will never get to where he needs to go!Ē
If you donít learn from the mistakes in the past, you will repeat the same mistakes. And if you donít have a vision of what your future will be like, you will be lost!
Please open your bibles to Genesis 35-36.
Genesis was spoken by God through the writings of Moses. Genesis and 4 other books is called the Pentateuch or the Torah. These books were written for Godís People Israel as they lived in the Promised Land. Remember Joshua reading these books publicly as they entered the Promised Land? God gives a history lesson in Genesis 35-36. Read along with me from Genesis 35:21Ö
What did God wanted the Israelites to remember?
God reminded the Israelites where they came from and the type of people they have to deal with.
Who was the person Israel?? Israel was Jacob.
Jacob and Esau were brothers and their father was Isaac. Who was Isaacís father?? Ė Abraham.
And what is significant about Abraham??
In Genesis 12:1-3, ďThe LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your fatherís household and go to the land I will show you. "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
Godís blessing started with Abraham, then passed on to Isaac, then to Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the Israelites.
We note at the end of Genesis 35, Abrahamís son Isaac dies and his sons Jacob and Esau were reconciled. But 2 nations emerged from Jacob & Esau: Israel and Edom.
We know that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for food.
And Jacob lied to his father in order to receive the blessing. By Godís divine providence and wisdom, Godís promise was given to the line of Jacob.
God chose the nation Israel to reveal Himself and the Messiah to come.
But what can we note from Genesis 35:22??
There was sin in the nation of Israel and again Jacob lacked spiritual leadership.
And what can we note about the nation of Edom?
Edom started when Esau married Canaanite women for selfish reasons. But based on Genesis 36, what can we say about the Edomites??
The Edomites were:
- productive hard-working people
- enjoyed life
- good leaders (God noted chiefs and kings)
The Edomites looked like a good people. But, does the Bible give an indication that they were godly people??
We donít read anything about the Edomites being godly.
Remember how Esau was when he was young. Esau was wild and ungodly till later on in his years. Do you think Esauís children pick up on his bad traits?
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