Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night (Genesis)

My Song In The Night (Genesis)
Day 198

Text: Genesis 27: 41-42


Genesis 27:41-42

41 So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”
42 And the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, “Surely your brother Esau comforts himself concerning you by intending to kill you.


1. Esau’s regard for his twin-brother

a. Esau hated Jacob.
b. Because he had stolen the first-born blessing.

2. Esau’s plan

a. He thought that his father would die soon.
b. He would wait till the days of mourning were over.
c. He would then kill Jacob his brother.

3. The words of Esau

a. These were initially just thoughts.
b. They became words which were reported to Rebekah.

4. Rebekah’s deep concern

a. She summoned Jacob.
b. Once again, she gave a command to her beloved son.
i. He must give heed to her words.
ii. He must know that Esau harboured murderous thoughts towards Jacob, even if they were twin brothers.
iii. Jacob must not be oblivious of this frightening reality.

经文:创世记 27:41-42


《创世记 27:41-42》
41 以扫因他父亲给雅各祝的福,就怨恨雅各,心里说:“为我父亲居丧的日子近了,到那时候,我要杀我的兄弟雅各。”

42 有人把利百加大儿子以扫的话告诉利百加,她就打发人去,叫了她小儿子雅各来,对他说:“你哥哥以扫想要杀你,报仇雪恨。


1. 以扫对他的双胞胎弟弟的看法

a. 以扫怨恨雅各
b. 因为他偷走了他身为长子该有的福分

2. 以扫的策划

a. 他以为他的父亲快丧亡
b. 他会等到居丧的日子过后
c. 他就会杀他的弟弟雅各

3. 以扫的话语

a. 当初这些纯粹是他的思想
b. 但有人把他的话告诉利百加

4. 利百加深切的担忧

a. 她呼叫雅各
b. 她再次命令了她深爱的儿子
i. 他必须听从她的话
ii. 他必须知道虽然他们是双胞胎兄弟,以扫怀着杀雅各的意念
iii. 雅各不可以忽视这可怕的事实