Last week we looked at Genesis 27:1. In this scripture we find Isaac, the Patriarch of the family, has gotten older, and as he has gotten older his eyesight has grown weaker until he is unable to see. We all understand time is an enemy to our physical sight, and, in many cases, we allow it to become an enemy to our spiritual vision as well.
To show you what I mean, I want to ask you a question: Who has ever had God reveal something or show you a vision that hasn’t yet come to pass? Who has given up on that vision? Have you begun to doubt God?
When God shows us something we naturally expect Him to bring it to pass immediately. We have to remember God doesn’t operate within the limits of time like we do. 2 Peter 3:8 says,“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” God operates above the boundaries of time. Sometimes He will show us something a long time before it comes to pass so we are prepared for it. If God has shown you something, don’t doubt Him and don’t give up on Him, if He said it, it will come to pass!
What happens when we begin to lose sight of our vision? When we begin losing our vision, we start to rely more and more on our other senses. When we start relying on our other senses, instead of what we know God has revealed to us, it opens the door for the enemy to get into our lives and make a mess of the situation. This is exactly what happens in Genesis chapter 27. Isaac is about to bless his eldest son Esau which was customary in those days. The eldest son would receive a double-portion of the inheritance and he would take his place as head of the family. Rebekah, Isaac’s wife, overhears what is about to take place, and hatches a plan so her favorite son, Jacob, would instead receive the blessing.
In Genesis 27:3-4, we see Isaac begin to depend on his other senses, “Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison. And make me savoury meat, such as I love , and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.”
Isaac could no longer see, so he turned to his sense of taste. My question: Why didn’t he go ahead and bless Esau right then and there? Why did he put it off? He longed for some wild venison; he wanted one last taste of something in this world that he loved. He told Esau to go hunt and fix the venison for him and then he would get the blessing.
Today, how many times do we put off what God is calling us to do because we long for just one more taste of the things of this world. Our attitude is, God I want to live for you, but I am having too much fun right now. I will serve you when I get older, or God just let me have one more hoorah. When we put God off, we are giving the enemy a doorway to derail the plans God has for our lives.
Next week, we will continue to look at how Isaac’s senses betrayed him. Until then, be blessed and be a blessing.
By Dustin Wilds