Genesis 28:1
So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. "Do not take a wife from the Canaanite women," he commanded.
LessonsG. Hughes, B. D.Genesis 28:1-5
LessonsG. Hughes, B. D.Genesis 28:1-5
LessonsG. Hughes, B. D.Genesis 28:1-5
The Beginning of Jacob's PilgrimageT. H. Leale.Genesis 28:1-5
Life With, and Life Without, GodR.A. Redford Genesis 28:1-9
The divergence of the two representative men is seen in this short statement of their marriage relations.

1. Domestic life under the blessing of God and apart from that blessing.

2. The true blessing is the blessing of Abraham, the blessing which God has already provided, promised, and secured.

3. The heir of the blessing must be sent away and learn by experience how to use it.

4. The disinherited man, who has scorned his opportunity, cannot recover it by his own devices. Esau is still Esau. Polygamy was suffered, but never had the blessing of God upon it. - R.

And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram.

1. His brother's anger.

2. His mother's counsel.


1. The peculiar blessing of the chosen seed.

2. The ministry of man in conveying this blessing.

(T. H. Leale.)

1. Good fathers disdain not the wise and gracious advice of mothers for their children's good.

2. Good men may change their minds upon God's convictions for disposal of blessing.

3. Blessing and command go together from God, by His instruments unto His covenant ones.

4. Matches of the true seed with the idolaters are expressly forbidden by God (ver. 1).

5. Fathers have their due power to dispose of children in marriage.

6. It is good for fathers herein to follow the dictates and guidance of God, to dispose children, where the knowledge of God is (ver. 2.)

(G. Hughes, B. D.)

1. God's blessing needs to be repeated and confirmed unto souls, to answer temptations, and to prevent unbelief.

2. Obedience yielded to the charge of God foregoing, the blessing shall follow after.

3. God Almighty and All-sufficient is the only fountain of blessing.

4. The issues of good from God Almighty, upon poor creatures, they are blessings indeed.

5. God's All-sufficiency gives fruitfulness for the increase of His Church (ver. 3).

6. Abraham's blessing from the Almighty is that which passeth from generation to generation upon the Church.

7. The rest typical as well as spiritual and eternal, is made the inheritance of God's Israel from His Almightiness.

8. God's gift to Abraham is the just title of all the seed of promise to that inheritance eternal, typed out in Canaan (ver. 4).

(G. Hughes, B. D.)

1. Providence makes parents willing to part with dearest children in order to accomplish His will.

2. Providence ordereth children's hearts in readiness to obey the father's charge to execute God's purpose.

3. Providence sometimes sends out creatures naked and helpless the more to glorify Himself (ver. 5). He keeps them while they believe on His promises.

(G. Hughes, B. D.)

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