"A permissive father, a controlling mother, an errant older son and a deceptive younger son. Today’s passage sounds like a reality TV show. But Isaac’s family is one of the most important in the Bible because God used it to build the nation of Israel. Despite intense family tension, we encounter God’s grace through his continued promise to build the nation which was to become his treasured possession." (New Zealand's Rhema Radio)
Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. When Esau left for the open country to hunt game and bring it back, Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, 'Bring me some game and prepare me some tasty food to eat, so that I may give you my blessing in the presence of the LORD before I die. 'Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it. Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies."Overt favoritism among their children. Scheming. Calculated deception. Threats. Trickery. Cheating. What a dysfunctional family Isaac and Rebekah had created.
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin. What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing." (Genesis 27:5-12)
Through his question to his mother we can tell Jacob knew this was wrong and went along with it anyway. I am sure he did not count this as his highest moment in life. I can't imagine he shared this with to many people. I am sure he was ashamed of what he did.
Actually, it makes me ask the question why would God include in his Word, in Scripture, these embarrassing and