Day 25 – Genesis 25

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V. 1-11 Try to get these four chapters connected in their meanings. Chapter 22...the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Chapter 23... the death of Sarah... a picture of Israel set aside. When the Jews crucified the Lord and rejected the gospel they were set aside. Chapter 24...the present day when the Spirit of God is leading the bride (all believers) to Christ. Chapter 25...Abraham marries again. After the church (the believers) are taken up to glory (heaven), then God is going to take up Israel once more... the millennium will have many other nations blessed with Israel. Keturah has a son, Midian.
V. 12-18 Firstly, the generations of Ishmael (Abraham's son).
V. 19-28 Secondly, the family of Isaac. First that which is natural (Ishmael), then that which is spiritual (Isaac). 1 Corinthians 15;46.
V. 29-34 Read Heb. 12:14 17. In the Old Testament days, the firstborn always was to receive the special blessings and inheritance from the father. Here we see Esau despising the blessing. He had no idea what he was losing. He placed no value on God. There are many today who are living only for the present. The blessings which could be theirs, they care nothing for.