Read: Genesis 25

Genesis 25 is the account of the death of Abraham and begins the section of the Genesis narrative dealing with the life of Issac. Though the narrative highlights the birth of other children, it should be noted that Isaac was the lone heir of all that Abraham possessed. That is another indicator of the seed of the woman theme that began in Gen. 3:15. It is through Isaac that the goldy line would continue.

This chapter also introduces us to Isaac’s sons, Jacob and Esau. Though Esau was the firstborn, he was willing to surrender that privilege over mere material possessions, in this case, food. The difference in the makeup of these men is as different as their eternal standing. In fulfillment of the word of the LORD, the later sections of Genesis will highlight the blessing of God on Jacob and the displeasure of the LORD toward Esau. Esau would become the father of a nation that hated Israel (Edom). Here, in the lives of Jacob and Esau, we see the continual theme of the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent.

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