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4237Monday, March 20 / April 2, 2012: Isa 48:17-49:4, Gen 27:1-41, Prov 19:16-25

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  • Michael Vezie
    Apr 1, 2012
      passage: Isa 48:17-49:4

      Chapter 48

      Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the
      LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by
      the way that thou shouldest go. O that thou hadst hearkened to my
      commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness
      as the waves of the sea: Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the
      offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have
      been cut off nor destroyed from before me. Go ye forth of Babylon, flee
      ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this,
      utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed
      his servant Jacob. And they thirsted not when he led them through
      the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them:
      he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out. There is no peace,
      saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

      Chapter 49

      Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD
      hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made
      mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in
      the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft;
      in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant,
      O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured
      in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely
      my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

      passage: Gen 27:1-27:41

      Chapter 27

      And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim,
      so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto
      him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. And he said,
      Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: Now therefore
      take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to
      the field, and take me some venison; And make me savoury meat, such
      as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless
      thee before I die. And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his
      son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
      And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy
      father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison, and make
      me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before
      my death. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which
      I command thee. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good
      kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father,
      such as he loveth: And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may
      eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. And Jacob said to
      Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a
      smooth man: My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him
      as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
      And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey
      my voice, and go fetch me them. And he went, and fetched, and brought
      them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father
      loved. And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which
      were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
      And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon
      the smooth of his neck: And she gave the savoury meat and the bread,
      which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. And he came
      unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art
      thou, my son? And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born;
      I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and
      eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac said unto his
      son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said,
      Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. And Isaac said unto Jacob,
      Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be
      my very son Esau or not. And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father;
      and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are
      the hands of Esau. And he discerned him not, because his hands were
      hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him. And he said,
      Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am. And he said, Bring it
      near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless
      thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him
      wine and he drank. And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now,
      and kiss me, my son. And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled
      the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of
      my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: Therefore
      God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and
      plenty of corn and wine: Let people serve thee, and nations bow down
      to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down
      to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that
      blesseth thee. And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end
      of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence
      of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
      And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and
      said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison,
      that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac his father said unto him, Who
      art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. And Isaac
      trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken
      venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest,
      and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed. And when Esau heard
      the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry,
      and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. And he
      said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
      And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me
      these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath
      taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing
      for me? And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made
      him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants;
      and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now
      unto thee, my son? And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one
      blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau
      lifted up his voice, and wept. And Isaac his father answered and
      said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth,
      and of the dew of heaven from above; And by thy sword shalt thou live,
      and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt
      have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
      And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father
      blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my
      father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.

      passage: Prov 19:16-19:25

      Chapter 19

      He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that
      despiseth his ways shall die. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth
      unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
      Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for
      his crying. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou
      deliver him, yet thou must do it again. Hear counsel, and receive
      instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are
      many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD,
      that shall stand. The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man
      is better than a liar. The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he
      that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
      A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as
      bring it to his mouth again. Smite a scorner, and the simple will
      beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand


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