Relentless Grace: God’s Purpose of Election (Genesis 25:19-26)

In Genesis 25-36 we are given the stories of Isaac and Jacob. These are not mere narratives but a display of the relentless grace of God. Through broken people we are going to see the amazing grace of God which will give us hope in God’s grace as we study these accounts.

Genesis 25 opens with the death of Abraham. Remember the final important story concerning the life of Abraham is that he made sure that Isaac did not marry a Canaanite or leave the promised land. Abraham has his servant go to Haran where his extended family is and from there finds a wife for Isaac named Rebekah. Genesis 25:19 opens with the generations of Isaac. Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah. But you will notice Isaac experiences the same issue that his father Abraham experienced. Rebekah is barren. We have the same hopeless and helpless situation for Isaac that Abraham had…

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