We have a text that describes the life of Isaac in this world as a pilgrim. We have very little account of the years of his life. But in this text, we see his struggles and God’s blessing. We are reminded that his struggles were the same as his father Abraham. In fact, we see a repetition of Abraham’s weakness in his son Isaac. Yet through it all, we see the faithfulness of God for his pilgrim people. The text is Genesis 26. The Title is The Struggles of a Pilgrim: Like Father like.
We will consider these four things:
1. The promises re-affirmed in the midst of trials.
2. Isaac’s weakness (like father, like son).
3. God’s continuing faithfulness during Isaac’s continuing pilgrim trials.
4. Lessons for us today.