Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of Promise Keeper
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Romans 4:20-22 and Hebrews 11:17-19

Week 3: Day 5

Please watch the third part of Promise Keeper today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Genesis 25:19-34; 26

25:19 This is the account of Isaac, the son of Abraham.Abraham became the father of Isaac. 20When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean. 21Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22But the children struggled inside her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she asked the Lord, 23and the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples will be separated from within you. One people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.” 24When the time came for Rebekah to give birth, there were twins in her womb. 25The first came out reddish all over, like a hairy garment, so they named him Esau. 26When his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau’s heel, they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born. 27When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents. 28Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for fresh game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. 29Now Jacob cooked some stew, and when Esau came in from the open fields, he was famished. 30So Esau said to Jacob, “Feed me some of the red stuff—yes, this red stuff—because I’m starving!” (That is why he was also called Edom.) 31But Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.” 32“Look,” said Esau, “I’m about to die! What use is the birthright to me?” 33But Jacob said, “Swear an oath to me now.” So Esau swore an oath to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew; Esau ate and drank, then got up and went out. So Esau despised his birthright. (NET Bible) 26:1 There was a famine in the land, subsequent to the earlier famine that occurred in the days of Abraham. Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines at Gerar. 2The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; settle down in the land that I will point out to you. 3Stay in this land. Then I will be with you and will bless you, for I will give all these lands to you and to your descendants, and I will fulfill the solemn promise I made to your father Abraham. 4I will multiply your descendants so they will be as numerous as the stars in the sky, and I will give them all these lands. All the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants. 5All this will come to pass because Abraham obeyed me and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” 6So Isaac settled in Gerar. 7When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he replied, “She is my sister.” He was afraid to say, “She is my wife,” for he thought to himself, “The men of this place will kill me to get Rebekah because she is very beautiful.” 8After Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines happened to look out a window and observed Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah. 9So Abimelech summoned Isaac and said, “She is really your wife! Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac replied, “Because I thought someone might kill me to get her.” 10Then Abimelech exclaimed, “What in the world have you done to us? One of the men nearly took your wife to bed, and you would have brought guilt on us!” 11So Abimelech commanded all the people, “Whoever touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death.” 12When Isaac planted in that land, he reaped in the same year a hundred times what he had sown, because the Lord blessed him. 13The man became wealthy. His influence continued to grow until he became very prominent. 14He had so many sheep and cattle and such a great household of servants that the Philistines became jealous of him. 15So the Philistines took dirt and filled up all the wells that his father’s servants had dug back in the days of his father Abraham. 16Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Leave us and go elsewhere, for you have become much more powerful than we are.” 17So Isaac left there and settled in the Gerar Valley. 18Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug back in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after Abraham died. Isaac gave these wells the same names his father had given them. 19When Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well with fresh flowing water there, 20the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water belongs to us!” So Isaac named the well Esek because they argued with him about it. 21His servants dug another well, but they quarreled over it too, so Isaac named it Sitnah. 22Then he moved away from there and dug another well. They did not quarrel over it, so Isaac named it Rehoboth, saying, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will prosper in the land.” 23From there Isaac went up to Beer Sheba. 24The Lord appeared to him that night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.” 25Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the Lord. He pitched his tent there, and his servants dug a well. 26Now Abimelech had come to him from Gerar along with Ahuzzah his friend and Phicol the commander of his army. 27Isaac asked them, “Why have you come to me? You hate me and sent me away from you.” 28They replied, “We could plainly see that the Lord is with you. So we decided there should be a pact between us—between us and you. Allow us to make a treaty with you 29so that you will not do us any harm, just as we have not harmed you, but have always treated you well before sending you away in peace. Now you are blessed by the Lord.” 30So Isaac held a feast for them and they celebrated. 31Early in the morning the men made a treaty with each other. Isaac sent them off; they separated on good terms. 32That day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug. “We’ve found water,” they reported. 33So he named it Shibah; that is why the name of the city has been Beer Sheba to this day. 34When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, as well as Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. 35They caused Isaac and Rebekah great anxiety. (NET Bible)

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