Oh the sins of the father passed through the generations! I had never realized that Isaac also lied that Rebekah was his sister just as his father Abraham had lied about Sarah! Isn't it interesting how we don't realize the generational impact of our choices. And that both Abraham and Isaac thought they were doing the right thing when they made that same choice. A couple of take aways for me from this:
1: Pray about everything. Every. Thing. God's hand is in it all!
2: Talk to our kids about bad choices we've made so that they will not fall into the same traps we have fallen into in our sin.
3: Pray to break generational sin within our families to get healing from the patterns.
In both cases of Abraham and Isaac's lies, God's plan ultimately prevailed. A reminder that no matter how badly we sin and mess up, God's sovereignty will always accomplish what He needs to accomplish!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Genesis 27-28; Matthew 8:18-34