The Sin of Deceit

“Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his

older son Esau and said to him, “My son.” And he said to him, “Here I am.” 2Isaac said, “Behold

now, I am old and I do not know the day of my death. 3″Now then, please take your gear, your

quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me; 4and prepare a savory dish

for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so that my soul may bless you before I

die.” 5Rebekah was listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field

to hunt for game to bring home, 6Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Behold, I heard your father

speak to your brother Esau, saying, 7 `Bring me some game and prepare a savory dish for me,

that I may eat, and bless you in the presence of the LORD before my death.’ 8″Now therefore,

my son, listen to me as I command you. 9″Go now to the flock and bring me two choice young

goats from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves.

10″Then you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his

death.” 11Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, “Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I

am a smooth man. 12″Perhaps my father will feel me, then I will be as a deceiver in his sight, and

I will bring upon myself a curse and not a blessing.” 13But his mother said to him, “Your curse be

on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, get them for me.” 14So he went and got them, and

brought them to his mother; and his mother made savory food such as his father loved. 15Then

Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and

put them on Jacob her younger son. 16And she put the skins of the young goats on his hands

and on the smooth part of his neck. 17She also gave the savory food and the bread, which she

had made, to her son Jacob. 18Then he came to his father and said, “My father.” And he said,

“Here I am. Who are you, my son?” 19Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have

done as you told me. Get up, please, sit and eat of my game, that you may bless me.” 20Isaac

said to his son, “How is it that you have it so quickly, my son?” And he said, “Because the

LORD your God caused it to happen to me.” 21Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come close,

that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not.” 22So Jacob came close

to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are

the hands of Esau.” 23He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother

Esau’s hands; so he blessed him. 24And he said, “Are you really my son Esau?” And he said, “I

am.” 25So he said, “Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son’s game, that I may bless you.” And he

brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank. 26Then his father Isaac

said to him, “Please come close and kiss me, my son.” 27So he came close and kissed him; and

when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said, “See, the smell of my son

Is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed; 28 Now may God give you of the dew of

heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine; 29 May

peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you; Be master of your brothers, And may your

mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be those who curse you, and blessed be those who

bless you.”

Deceit is one of the worst offenses of which one can be guilty. It destroys trust upon which

our most important relationships are based. Trust is absolutely needed in the marriage

relationship. It is vital in the work relationship. Trust is most important in our salvation. We must

be able to trust God for His promises, especially His promise to forgive us and remember our

sins no more. Do you know God? I mean really know Him? The only way to do so is to read His

word. (See 1 Corinthians 2:9-11)

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