There are three things in the life of Isaac and in our reading today which are symbolic of spiritual necessities for anyone who desires to live a life of faith
If you allow your appetite to get strong enough for the pleasures of this world, you will be tempted to cash in the riches and fullness of Christ for a morsel of temporary happiness.
Rebekah introduces us to a new way of living. Don’t just do what is required, don’t just do what is expected, don’t just do what you see others doing, but start living a lifestyle of ‘and then some’.
Isn’t it good to know that God doesn’t abandon us when we mess up? He sticks with us, not because he has no choice, but rather because of his mercy and grace.
The lesson of Lot’s wife is clear: don’t look back. You can be crippled by past failures and past sins. Or you can put them behind you as you start over again and follow Jesus Christ.