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Genesis 25:1-34

This study is part of our series of verse by verse studies of Genesis, the 1st book in the Bible. Taught by our pastor, Simeon Forder, at our Sunday morning service on the 11th February 2024.

About this book

Genesis is the first book in the Bible, and in its more than 1500 verses, there are over 50 prophecies, 100+ commands, over 70 promises, and almost 100 distinct messages from God. As well as recording the firsts of so many things — including the first marriage, sin, child, murder, death, laughs, tears — this book also explains God’s established order in all things; from creation to Israel, marriage to tithing, and all before the law is even mentioned. But ultimately, this book points to Jesus as our Saviour, not only in obvious ways, but in its smaller details too.

About this study

This chapter is far more than genealogies, though it does include a few. In it, we are reminded of the need for prudence, the need to help others in their trials, and learn from others mistakes. But most strikingly we see Esau set an example not to follow, as he prioritises the instant over the ultimate.

Application questions

  • What are you basing your life on?
  • How often do you plead to the Lord on the behalf of others?
  • Are you following your heart, or following Jesus?


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