Blessings of Abraham Passed Down

Genesis 28:4  

“And [may God Almighty] give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the land in which you are a stranger, which God gave to Abraham.”

As we read yesterday, Rebekah convinced Jacob to go to stay with her brother Laban because of Esau’s plan to kill Jacob. Before Jacob left, Isaac repeated the fact that he would inherit the blessings originally promised to Abraham (see Genesis 27:27-29).

Isaac reminded Jacob that it was through him, not Esau, that the promises God gave to his grandfather Abraham would be fulfilled. To review the details of those promises, read “Promises to Abraham.”

As we will see tomorrow, God made sure Jacob understood his future and the future of his descendants.

Learn more about God’s promises by reading our article “God’s Promises: Rock-Solid Hope and Assurance.”

Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “God Reveals Himself to Jacob.”

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