This week I read Genesis 25-38, the stories of Jacob and Esau through Joseph being sold to the Ishmaelites. Again and again I was reminded of God’s patient faithfulness. When I look at the lying and cheating that took place in these passages, I was struck by how "normal" these patriarchs were. I commented on it last week, too. Like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were human and they sinned. But, God chose them to be the fathers of His chosen people.
Next week, I’ll be reading through Exodus 11.