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Genesis 27:18b-19a & 20 & 24

“Who are you, my son?” Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn….” But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?” He answered, “Because the LORD your God granted me success.” … He said, “Are you really my son Esau?” He answered, “I am.”

Picture this sad scene, friend. Here’s Isaac, a blind old man with a simple dying wish for Esau to cook him his favorite meal, but Jacob takes advantage of his weakness and lies to his face—not once, not twice, but three times! I can hear a rooster crowing somewhere on Isaac’s farm. Maybe Jacob came in thinking he’d simply deliver the meal, receive the blessing, and walk out scot-free; but Isaac smells the plot over the fresh-cooked venison, and he prods his son. Jacob can’t just tell the lie now: he has to sell it. And sadly, each grovel he manufactures to sound tough like his brother chokes out a cry in his conscience. Each syllable takes him further away from the very blessing he wants to attain.

Christian, remember what Hagar called the Father in Genesis 16? El Roi—a God Who sees me! So come before Him today without all the fake words and phrases. You need blessing—not more baggage.