Chapters Read: Genesis 27:1 – 28:9; Genesis 36:1-43; 1 Chronicles 1:35-54
Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.”
Isaac asked his son, “How did you find it so quickly, my son?”
“The Lord your God gave me success,” he replied. – Genesis 27:19-20
But we know how Jacob did it. He conspired with his mother, Rebekah, to deceive Isaac into giving him the blessing that was supposed to be Esau’s. And then he boldly declared that he was able to do it with God’s help.
It’s scary to think that people would use God’s name like this. That they would step on other people’s toes just to get what they wanted, and then disguise the deed by saying that it was the Lord who brought them success.
If you had a similar experience, if someone used or deceived you in order to be successful, be comforted by the fact that God saw what you’ve gone through. In the right time, He will return to you what you’ve lost, in a measure that’s more than what you’re expecting, if you remain faithful. And then you can proudly worship God and say, “my success came from the Lord.”