Chapter 27

Published on 31 January 2023 at 22:30

"This time we learn about Jacob and how he tricked his father, Isaac, into giving him his blessing," Mama Otter explained.


Papa Otter continued, "Isaac was getting old and wanted to give his blessing, which was a special promise from God, to his son Esau. But Jacob, who was Isaac's other son, wanted the blessing for himself. So, with the help of his mother Rebekah, Jacob disguised himself as Esau and convinced Isaac to give him the blessing."


Mama Otter said, "When Esau found out what had happened, he was very angry with Jacob. So, Rebekah told Jacob to run away and go to her brother's house until Esau's anger had cooled down."


Olivia asked, "What happened to Jacob while he was away?"


Papa Otter replied, "While Jacob was away, he had a dream in which God spoke to him. God promised to protect him and watch over him. Jacob was so grateful for this promise that he named the place where he had the dream Bethel, which means 'the house of God.'"


Mama Otter added, "Jacob's story teaches us about the importance of being honest and true to ourselves and to others. It shows us that sometimes, we may be tempted to do things that are not right, but it's always better to do what's right and follow God's plan for our lives."

Olivia nodded and said, "I want to be honest and always do what's right, just like Jacob did."


Mama Otter and Papa Otter hugged Olivia and told her how proud they were of her for understanding the story and what it means.


Lesson: Genesis chapter 27 teaches us about the importance of honesty and doing what's right, even when it's difficult. It's a story that inspires us to always be true to ourselves and to others, and to trust in God's plan for our lives.