Today John takes us through Genesis 23-24, the death of Sarah, Abraham's cave, and the bridegroom for Isaac. These historical events are thoroughly enjoyable in type when viewed dispensationally.
As the way of Cain (Jude 11) has proliferated through the ages, it is prudent to look carefully at the direct descendants of Cain and see their impact as the "wickedness of man became so great that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (Gen 6:5)
Exhortations for the believer in these passages are "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Gal 5:25. Also "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Gal 6:2
Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright, provides a picture of warning to all believers. He would have inherited the blessing, but he found no place of repentance, and ended up crying with a great and exceeding bitter cry. Gen 27:34, Heb 12:17
"Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suff
In the 32nd chapter of Genesis, Jacob wrestles with God and becomes Isreal. In the following chapter we see Jacob's sons acting much like their father by deceiving the Shechemites and killing them for defiling Dinah.