We come to a new section in the book of Genesis. This section is entitled “The Generations of Isaac” (25:19). In the sermon, we will be considering the doctrine of election as it is revealed in the story of Jacob and Esau. Election is intended to be an encouragement for believers. It is never intended to discourage sinners from exercising faith in God’s free promise. But it is important for us to know that God’s promise is according to grace and not based on anything we might do.
We will consider these points:
1. The separation of Isaac.
2. The promise of election for Jacob.
3. The despising of the birthright by Esau.
4. Encouragement for us today.