Gen. 25; Selected Scriptures
D.Z. Cofield, Th.M., D. Min.
Feb. 20, 2022


Romans 8:31-39 (NKJV) – What then shall we say to
these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him
up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us
all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s
elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who
condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also
risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also
makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from
the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or
persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all
these things we are more than conquerors through Him
who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death
nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things
present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor
any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from
the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Why BLESSINGS Are Better Than A

1. You need to realize a birthright is tied to your
place in your natural FAMILY, while blessings are tied
to the FAVOR of GOD upon your life.


1. You need to realize BLESSINGS are based upon
the POWER of GOD rather than the CHOICES of

Genesis 27:1-4 (NLT) – One day when Isaac was old and
turning blind, he called for Esau, his older son, and said,
“My son.” “Yes, Father?” Esau replied. 2 “I am an old man
now,” Isaac said, “and I don’t know when I may die. 3 Take
your bow and a quiver full of arrows, and go out into the
open country to hunt some wild game for me. 4 Prepare my
favorite dish, and bring it here for me to eat. Then I will
pronounce the blessing that belongs to you, my firstborn
son, before I die.”

Blessing –

Genesis 26:34-35 (NLT) – At the age of forty, Esau
married two Hittite wives: Judith, the daughter of Beeri,
and Basemath, the daughter of Elon. 35 But Esau’s wives
made life miserable for Isaac and Rebekah.

Genesis 26:35 (KJV) – Which were a grief of mind unto
Isaac and to Rebekah.

Genesis 27:5-35 (NLT) – But Rebekah overheard what
Isaac had said to his son Esau. So when Esau left to hunt
for the wild game, 6 she said to her son Jacob, “Listen. I
overheard your father say to Esau, 7 ‘Bring me some wild
game and prepare me a delicious meal. Then I will bless
you in the LORD’s presence before I die.’ 8 Now, my son,
listen to me. Do exactly as I tell you. 9 Go out to the flocks,
and bring me two fine young goats. I’ll use them to
prepare your father’s favorite dish. 10 Then take the food to
your father so he can eat it and bless you before he dies.”
11 “But look,” Jacob replied to Rebekah, “my brother, Esau,
is a hairy man, and my skin is smooth. 12 What if my father
touches me? He’ll see that I’m trying to trick him, and then
he’ll curse me instead of blessing me.” 13 But his mother
replied, “Then let the curse fall on me, my son! Just do
what I tell you. Go out and get the goats for me!” 14 So
Jacob went out and got the young goats for his mother.
Rebekah took them and prepared a delicious meal, just
the way Isaac liked it. 15 Then she took Esau’s favorite
clothes, which were there in the house, and gave them to
her younger son, Jacob. 16 She covered his arms and the
smooth part of his neck with the skin of the young goats. 17
Then she gave Jacob the delicious meal, including freshly
baked bread. 18 So Jacob took the food to his father. “My
father?” he said. “Yes, my son,” Isaac answered. “Who are
you—Esau or Jacob?” 19 Jacob replied, “It’s Esau, your
firstborn son. I’ve done as you told me. Here is the wild
game. Now sit up and eat it so you can give me your
blessing.” 20 Isaac asked, “How did you find it so quickly,
my son?” “The LORD your God put it in my path!” Jacob
replied. 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Come closer so I can
touch you and make sure that you really are Esau.” 22 So
Jacob went closer to his father, and Isaac touched him.
“The voice is Jacob’s, but the hands are Esau’s,” Isaac
said. 23 But he did not recognize Jacob, because Jacob’s
hands felt hairy just like Esau’s. So Isaac prepared to
bless Jacob. 24 “But are you really my son Esau?” he
asked. “Yes, I am,” Jacob replied. 25 Then Isaac said,
“Now, my son, bring me the wild game. Let me eat it, and
then I will give you my blessing.” So Jacob took the food to
his father, and Isaac ate it. He also drank the wine that
Jacob served him. Then Isaac said to Jacob, 26 “Please
come a little closer and kiss me, my son.” 27 So Jacob
went over and kissed him. And when Isaac caught the
smell of his clothes, he was finally convinced, and he
blessed his son. He said, “Ah! The smell of my son is like
the smell of the outdoors, which the LORD has blessed! 28
“From the dew of heaven and the richness of the earth,
may God always give you abundant harvests of grain and
bountiful new wine. 29 May many nations become your
servants, and may they bow down to you. May you be the
master over your brothers, and may your mother’s sons
bow down to you. All who curse you will be cursed, and all
who bless you will be blessed.” 30 As soon as Isaac had
finished blessing Jacob, and almost before Jacob had left
his father, Esau returned from his hunt. 31 Esau prepared a
delicious meal and brought it to his father. Then he said,
“Sit up, my father, and eat my wild game so you can give
me your blessing.” 32 But Isaac asked him, “Who are you?”
Esau replied, “It’s your son, your firstborn son, Esau.” 33
Isaac began to tremble uncontrollably and said, “Then who
just served me wild game? I have already eaten it, and I
blessed him just before you came. And yes, that blessing
must stand!” 34 When Esau heard his father’s words, he let
out a loud and bitter cry. “Oh my father, what about me?
Bless me, too!” he begged. 35 But Isaac said, “Your brother
was here, and he tricked me. He has taken away your

Genesis 27:36-46 (NLT) – Esau exclaimed, “No wonder
his name is Jacob, for now he has cheated me twice. First
he took my rights as the firstborn, and now he has stolen
my blessing. Oh, haven’t you saved even one blessing for
me?” 37 Isaac said to Esau, “I have made Jacob your
master and have declared that all his brothers will be his
servants. I have guaranteed him an abundance of grain
and wine—what is left for me to give you, my son?” 38
Esau pleaded, “But do you have only one blessing?
Oh my father, bless me, too!” Then Esau broke down and
wept. 39 Finally, his father, Isaac, said to him, “You will live
away from the richness of the earth, and away from the
dew of the heaven above. 40 You will live by your sword,
and you will serve your brother. But when you decide to
break free, you will shake his yoke from your neck.” 41
From that time on, Esau hated Jacob because their father
had given Jacob the blessing. And Esau began to
scheme: “I will soon be mourning my father’s death. Then I
will kill my brother, Jacob.” 42 But Rebekah heard about
Esau’s plans. So she sent for Jacob and told him, “Listen,
Esau is consoling himself by plotting to kill you. 43 So listen
carefully, my son. Get ready and flee to my brother,
Laban, in Haran. 44 Stay there with him until your brother
cools off. 45 When he calms down and forgets what you
have done to him, I will send for you to come back. Why
should I lose both of you in one day?” 46 Then Rebekah
said to Isaac, “I’m sick and tired of these local Hittite
women! I would rather die than see Jacob marry one of