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Déjà vu All Over Again (Part 3)
Bible Text: Genesis 26:1-33 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Déjà vu All Over Again, Genesis
1. Fear for his life prompts Isaac to repeat the sin of his father and to lie about Rebekah being his sister. In doing so he is making a mockery of God’s promises.
2. Fear is:
-inconsistent with faith, the antithesis of faith
-a tacit acknowledgment that we doubt God’s control or His good intentions for us
3. Isaac’s lie is discovered by the pagan king who acts more righteously in this instance than God’s servant.
4. A. W. Pink cites the following lessons from Isaac in Genesis 26:
-Isaac readily follows the sin of his father – “…it is much easier for children to imitate the vices and weaknesses of their parents than it is to emulate their virtues.”
-Abraham and Isaac, despite their differences in temperament succumb to the same sin – “…no matter what our natural temperament maybe, unless the grace of God supports and sustains us we shall inevitable fall!”