Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Note: When doing a study on a book in the Bible you use a lot of resources. The major influence for me on this study of Genesis is The Genesis Record by Henry Morris.
Assignment: Why did Esau lose his blessings? Find scripture in the Old Testament and New Testament to back it up.
OT-Genesis 25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he
did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau
despised [his] birthright.
NT-Hebrews 12:16 Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau,
who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Esau foolishly chose to trade future longrange blessings form present momentary pleasures.
Even though Jacob went about it the wrong way he still desired the spiritual blessings of the future. Who in scripture is Jacob the father of?
We leave off Genesis 26 with these words
Genesis 26:34. And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the
daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon
35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
Esau refused to get his wife from the family of Abraham and Rebekah. This kept the mind of Esau in sin. His only focus was self gain. He was suppose to be separate and be blessed of the Lord but he did not want this he wanted his pleasure.
Genesis 27:1. 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.
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my
3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and
thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some] venison;
4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to
me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
What is the sin in these few verses? Why did Esau not deserve the blessing? 1. God's will was for Jacob to have the blessing. 2. Esau had married pagan women. 3. Esau did not care anything about the birthright. Why do you think Isaac chose to do this? Gen 25:23 Isaac knew what God had told Rebekah. He knew God's will. Isaac was his favorite.
Main reason for sin. God's will was not consulted.
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau
went to the field to hunt [for] venison, [and] to bring [it].
6. And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard
thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat,
and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which
I command thee.
Do you think what she is saying is right? Why do you think she did this? This will cause Rebekah to actually lose Jacob and never see him again as we will see in chapter 28.
9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids
of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father,
such as he loveth:
10 And thou shalt bring [it] to thy father, that he may eat,
and that he may bless thee before his death.
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my
brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a smooth man:
12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him
as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a
Isn't this an ironic statement. He is a deceive not that he seemed to be a deceiver. Rebakah had all this figured out.
13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me [be] thy curse, my
son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me [them].
14 And he went, and fetched, and brought [them] to his mother:
and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau,
which [were] with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her
16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his
hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
Being an indoors man he did not have the rough skin as Esau. He did not have the smell either. Esau probably had a very rough smell. Have you ever met a camper who has been in the woods for days camping. I read this story about two men who were working in a tight spot. One of the men finally said to the other,"Wow! I think the deodorant of one of us has quit working." The other man answered,"It must be yours because I don't use any."