After being gone for 20 years, God instructs Jacob to return home to his father’s house where his brother Esau is waiting for his return to murder him as he vowed when Jacob left. God gives Jacob a promise, “Go and I will be with you”.
What would you give up for a bowl of soup? Would you turn your back on God for a paycheck, a job opportunity, a romance? We have an eternal inheritance promised to us by God. It must be protected and honored, sometimes you may even need to wait a few minutes for that next warm bowl of soup.
Isaac was the prince, the royal heir to the nation of Israel. In his forties, his father Abraham was about to pass away and it was critical for the purposes of redemption that Abraham ensure that his son Isaac married a woman who worshipped his God. It is a romantic story of how our heavenly father plays matchmaker for His children and for His divine purposes.