Women of the Dawn Leah Leah: Co-Wives with her younger sister Rachel. Women Who Gave Birth to a Nation.
Abraham dies, but God lives, and the Divine blessing continues to rest upon the son of His servant. Abraham's seed was already experiencing the commencement of the fulfilment of the Divine promise, "In thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth he blessed.
The second half of Genesis contains the generations of Ishmael Ge The record deals very briefly with the stories of Ishmael and Esau, the brevity indicating the definite purpose of Genesis, which is to show the fulfilment of the promise to Abraham and the development of God's purpose of redemption Ge 3: The lives of Abraham and Jacob stand out prominently in the record.
Of Isaac much less is said. His life was practically devoid of striking incident, his character was quiet and passive, and, except as a link in the chain of the fulfilment of the Abrahamic promise, he is of no special importance in the patriarchal history.
It is different with Jacob. God is known as the God of Abraham, but still more definitely as the God of Jacob. The latter title is particularly appropriate in view of the fact that Jacob was the direct and immediate ancestor of the twelve tribes of Israel. The life of Jacob is of interest and value, not merely as revelation of human character, but also and chiefly as a manifestation of Divine grace.
Viewed from the standpoint of his nature, Jacob is unattractive and even repulsive; but as we study his history step by step we become conscious that God's grace is at work, molding and fashioning him by the discipline of sorrow, suffering, and loss.
There is no character in Holy Scripture which more clearly manifests the glory of Divine grace in dealing with the most forbidding of materials. And because the record in Genesis holds the mirror up to nature and also reveals the glory of grace, the story of Jacob has a perennial interest for us all.
We see ourselves in the story of Jacob; our weaknesses, and yet our aspirations; our failures, and yet our fresh starts; our cowardice, and yet our endeavour to trust God.
At the point at which we take up the story of Genesis, we are introduced to the family life of the patriarch Isaac. He has been married many years, his father is still alive, and nothing of moment in connection with the development of the Divine purposes seems to have occurred since the day of his marriage.
Consider carefully each element in this picture of family life. The Husband Ge It was now nearly twenty years Ge And yet his home was still without a child. Year after year had passed, and there was no fulfilment of the Divine promise. This was a real trial and a definite test of his faith.
The Divine message had been clear that in Isaac, not in Ishmael, Abraham's seed was to be called; and yet now it seemed almost impossible that the promise could be fulfilled.
God's delays, however, are not necessarily denials, and the fulfilment of the promise was not the only element in the Divine purpose. The training of faith and the discipline of character were also in view, and we feel sure God delayed the fulfilment of His word in order that all human hope which rested solely on natural powers should give way, and the Divine action might be made still more prominent.
In his difficulty and trial Isaac did the very best possible thing; he took it to the Lord in prayer. The answer soon came.
God had only been testing His servant's faith, and we are clearly intended to understand that the gift of the children was a definite grant from God, a Divine interposition in order to make it still more evident that the promise to Abraham was by grace and not by nature.
God often delays in the bestowal of His grace in order that we may the more thoroughly rely upon Him and the more definitely realize that our expectation is from Him, and not merely from secondary causes or natural laws.
The Wife Ge She could not understand God's dealings with her, and wondered as to the cause of it.The book of Jewish wisdom: the Talmud of the well-considered life User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. With his son, Noam, prolific rabbi-scholar Jacob Neusner (Judaism's Theological Voice, LJ 4/1/95) has compiled and edited an anthology of maxims, apothegms, and sayings of Jewish wisdom extracted from.
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