“Consoled By Plans To Murder"

April 1, 2017

“Consoled By Plans To Murder"

Blessings folk!

The plan/scheme/conspiracy worked.

Jacob was the head.

Esau relinquished his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of beans.
For the needs of the flesh he vacated the God-given right of leadership.
For the sake of the moment he renounced where God had placed him.

Jacob saw the moment.
Jacob saw the opportunity.
He ceased it.

Now another opportunity.
The Blessing.
All had gone as planned.
Isaac had spoke the Blessing over Jacob.

All is now well, no?

Gen 27:41-46

So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near;
then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

Now when the words of her elder son Esau were reported to Rebekah,
she sent and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him,
“Behold your brother Esau is consoling himself concerning you by planning to kill you.

“Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, and arise, flee to Haran, to my brother Laban!

“Stay with him a few days, until your brother’s fury subsides,

until your brother’s anger against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him.
Then I will send and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?”

Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am tired of living because of the daughters of Heth;
if Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, like these, from the daughters of the land,
what good will my life be to me?”

The family was already fragmented:
Isaac Esau

Now they would be fragmented geographically.

Esau consoled himself with thoughts of murder.
Too many do likewise today, even professing believers.
They console themselves with thoughts of evil and harm against another.
They seek their own revenge.
They forget the Word of the Lord…

Rom 12:19
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.

The plan of man will bring division and strife.
The plan of man will bring evil and death.
The plan of man will bring years of brokenness.
The plan of man is fertile ground for the work of the enemy.

Seek the mind of the Lord, not the plan of man.
Set not your mind on the consolation of what man might do.

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