Friday, September 1, 2017

September 1 Genesis 25:19-34 Esau and Jacob

So many places in the scripture a person's name describes their appearance or character. Esau meant a hairy person and Jacob meant a deceiver. While Esau was born hairy, Jacob may not have been born a cheat but he certainly became one of the best. The text tells us how Esau was Isaac's favorite and Jacob Rebekah's. While it's not a good thing to treat children differently, all families do it, sometimes things work out OK but sometimes it can cause problems. Knowing Rebekah's family and her past, and knowing what she will do in the next chapters, I wonder from where the idea of the stew came. Was it all Jacob's idea or did mom help? This has all of the drama and intrigue of a modern soap opera. Most of the Old Testament is a recording of history. God has given us the facts and we see the heroes of old just as they were, twisted and flawed. How can we expect people today to be any different? We tend to look past the flaws of our past heroes and focus on what they did right, today we ignore what is done right and focus only on the flaws.

Today's workout, full body intervals
Squat, Bicep curl, row, alternate lunge, push up, Y, triceps extension, hamstring curl or bridge. 

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