Monday, September 5

By Faith Isaac

This is the ninth post in a series from Hebrews 11. You'll find all the posts done so far in this series listed here.

Next on the writer's list of faithful ancients is Isaac.
By faith also Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the future. (Hebrews 11:20 NET)

When Isaac was an old man, he blessed his sons Jacob and Esau. You'll find Isaac's blessing of Jacob in Genesis 27:27-29 and his blessing of Esau in Genesis 27:39,40. Both blessings contain strong statements of things that God would do long after Isaac's death. Isaac himself would not see them happen, but in faith, he saw these things beyond his own death as certain.

That Isaac was fooled into blessing Jacob when he thought he was blessing Esau is not important in this discussion of Isaac's faith. What is important is that Isaac spoke in faith concerning a future he could not see.

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