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Living Without Scheming
Bible Text: Genesis 27:1-40 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Genesis, Living Without Scheming
1. Genesis 27:1-40 is a story of deception, fraud, and deceit…all in the name of God. While the chapter is rightly seen as a failure of faith with all its attending complications, at its core is the story of the chaos that overtakes a family when a father does not lead his family in a Biblical/spiritual way.
2. Applications from Genesis 27:
-Fathers must lead their families in living out the Word of God honestly and transparently
-our sympathies often lie with people rather than with God’s purpose for them (this is exemplified in Isaac’s actions toward Esau). Our loyalties must be with God.
-Spiritual responsibilities must be carried out in spiritual ways (by faith, not the flesh, in God’s timing, not ours)
-Life becomes complicated when we abandon faith as our way of life opting instead to live by our appetites, sympathies, our wits. The result is broken relationships, hatred, separation.