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Summer Devotional and Sermon Series

Week 7/Heroes: Isaac

“Like father, like son.” We use this phrase when we see traits that seem to get passed on from one generation to the next. It could be good. It could be bad. It could be ugly. It could be all at once in one family.

So far, Isaac has been a faithful follower of the Lord like Abraham. The Lord tells him Genesis 26:4, “I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed.” This is the same promise given to Abraham. “Like father, like son.” Immediately after this pronouncement, Isaac living in the land of Abimilek, King of the Philistines, says to them about Rebekah, “She is my sister.” The EXACT same words his father, Arbaham, spoke to Abimilek years before. Stunning. After it got found out, I’m sure Abimiliek said, “I should have known, like father, like son.”

Like our father, Abraham, we are prone to mistakes. Sometimes we learn. Sometimes we don’t. The good news is that even in our mistakes, The Lord, our Father, doesn’t remove his promise from us. He forgives and issues the call again to get back on the path as HIS CHILDREN. Like Father, Like Son. “

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. John 14:6-9 (NIV)

Scripture

Genesis 26:1-11

Prayer

Lord God, we are thankful for our fathers and mothers. We are especially thankful for fathers and mothers who introduced us to Jesus. Thank you for always loving us through our mistakes. Help us live the lives worthy of the name you have given us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.