The Christian home should be a refuge of peace and unity.
Golden Text :
“Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as Brethren, be pitiful, be courteous” (1 Peter 3:8).
In Ur of the Chaldees, God called Abraham to a new geographical space in which he would begin to comprehend, with increasing depth, God’s covenant with him (Gen. 12:1-4) and eventually ensure that his divinely granted son, Isaac, inherit God’s promises. During decades of listening to God and following His direction, Abraham learned discipline and obedience. God arrested his attention in Ur and called him to a new allegiance and a lifelong journey.
Abraham provided precept and example for Isaac, but Isaac had to follow his own path under God’s watchfulness, with gradual internalizing of God’s directions. We must not forget there was no written revelation from God for Isaac to lean on; he must gradually develop sensitivity to the voice of God. Additionally, Isaac’s temperament appears to have been different from that of his father—quiet and meditative and perhaps somewhat timid.
Isaac was born only after Abraham and Sarah’s long spiritual process of acquiring understanding and learning obedience. This beloved son had not experienced the father’s long journey with God and had to attain spiritual insight during his own quieter journey.
Isaac’s cherished wife, Rebekah, was chosen for him, but through divine providence she quickly began to bond with Isaac (24:63-67). Like her mother-in-law, Sarah, Rebekah had trouble conceiving a child. In a patriarchal culture in which providing a son and heir was important to self-esteem, Rebekah’s problem led her to anguished questioning of God. He provided her with foresight that would challenge her morally and spiritually once her twin sons came into the world.
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To receive what God has for you !
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