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THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 98th   EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.

Lesson Title: JACOB RECEIVES ISAAC’S BLESSING

Adult/Young Adult Topic: Deception in the Family

Printed Text: Genesis 27:5-10, 18-19, 21-29  

Key Verse: Genesis 27:23 – NIV

He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he proceeded to bless him.

Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 98th Edition, 2018-2019

UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: Deceiving others is a way that some people get what they want. Does human deception erase the worth of human accomplishment? Even though the deception used by Rebekah and Jacob disrupted their family, God still worked through their situation to accomplish the planned and promised divine redemption of fallen humanity.

CONCLUDING REFLECTION: While Jacob’s willingness to deceive and backstab his own kin disturbs us, the blessing of God has its way, whether we are attracted to or repelled by the conduit of the blessing. The author seems to have one single message in this narrative: Nothing can spoil God’s plan to raise up a chosen people through whom He will save humanity. God uses ordinary people to advance His purposes on earth. Jacob’s life should give us hope that no one is outside of blessing range in the eyes of God.

PRAYER:

Our heavenly Father, we pray that you would enlighten our hearts as to your will for our lives. Give us the patience to wait on that which you have promised to us. Remove from us all feelings of jealousy, envy, and cunning in our dealings with one another. Help us to trust the plan you have put forward for our lives.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

Sunday School Review “Deceiving Others Is Wrong”  was originally published on 955thelou.com