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Today's reading: Genesis 27:1-; Proverbs 12:22

Rebekah and Jacob working together to deceive Isaac and steal Esau's birthright is truly a sad event with far reaching consequences. There's a lot going on in this account and most of it is sinful. This chapter is quite revealing about family and relationship problems (between Isaac and Rebekah, between Jacob and Esau, and between both sons and their parents), but even more revealing about the sin problems of deception, lying and stealing.

The well-known quote, "Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive" immediately came to mind as I read this account. Nothing good ever comes from lying, as one lie leads to another and another. It' s a slippery, sinful slope that not only hurts many parties but is offensive to God.

"Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight" (Proverbs 12:22).

When or in what type of situations are you most tempted to lie? What helps you stay the course with regard to telling the truth and being honest when you're human nature pulls you toward lying? What lesson(s) about lying did you notice or learn from this account? Tami

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This passage highlights the ongoing family dynamic issues in Abraham's family, as well. This would continue into Jacob's sons' days.

Sometimes we lie by ourselves, but often lies are nurtured in families. That's why we need God's family around us.

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