Covenant in Isaac

Genesis 17:18-21 covenant for the land in Isaac. The flesh and the spirit are opposed to each other. And between Isaac and Ishmael there is a seed according to the flesh versus a seed according to the spirit and both are manifest in the flesh. Ishmael didn’t have to be born out of carnality, but that was the case. Abraham would have a carnal descendants and spiritual and the covenant is with the spiritual. Isaac would have the same case with Jacob and Esau.

Genesis 26 Isaac instructed to stay in Gerar

  • Follows dad’s lead in lying about his wife (26:7).
  • But he will also stay put as hard as it is (26:6).
  • These uncircumcised Philistines have more morals (26:8-10).
  • Going to Egypt would’ve been easier, but he’d have gone without the blessing of God. Staying put was hard work.
  • Isaac becomes a testimony for the Lord to the heathen (26:26-33)

Exodus 2:24

2 Kings 13:23

Luke 13:22-30 warning that Abraham’s carnal children will be cast out if they reject Jesus Christ at this point. Paul would say it again in Romans 9:1-8.

Galatians 4:21-31

Hebrews 11:20 The blessing came by faith

  • We want to bless our kids and grandkids. We want to bless our families. Faith was the cause of the blessing.
  • The blessing came by faith!  And it only came by faith! Without faith, it is impossible to please God.