Jacob the lying robot or man? contribution
Internetelias commented on my recent post “Jacob the lying robot or man” that I thought was such a contribution that is worth taking a closer look at.
She brought up the point that God told Rebekah that the older will serve the younger.
“The birthright belonged to Jacob from birth. God had told Rebecca that the ‘elder shall serve the younger.’
Ge 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. “
Scripture does show Rebekah’s knowledge of who has the birthright and she acted on it.
But at the same time let it be known that the plan was brought about by deception. Otherwise why the impersonation of Esau to a blind man? There was a reason Isaac was visibly shaken. He was tricked into believe what was not true, even when he questioned it.
But as internetelias has pointed out, God has His plan let it be known at birth. Instead of Isaac seeing this for what it was, he still intended to bless Esau, so Jacob would have to serve Esau. The better plan would have been Isaac to tell Esau he must obey the word of the Lord. Instead the story is told as it is.
The point being, we as fallible people can really get things out of whack in our free will choices, but God is sovereign and His will be done, even in spite of us.
Please check out her comment to the post for her full opinion.