“I could wish” is idiomatic for stating an impossible wish
“my brothers” qualified by “of my own race”
“adoption as sons” even
Deuteronomy 14:1,2; Hosea 11:1
God’s word did not fail. God’s plan and promises did not fail
Not all in
Just because you are Abraham’s descendent does not mean you are in the plan.
Ishmael was not. Keturah’s children were not
Isaac was, but Ishmael was not.
Isaac was born of God’s promise, Ishmael was man’s plan.
How about twins born at the same time? Esau and Jacob
They had the same father Isaac who was the promised son.
Does this mean they were “
Just because they came from Abraham and Isaac does not mean
they are in
“hated” does not refer to an emotional feeling since God blessed Esau in many ways.
Luke 14:26 we are to “hate” our own life and our families
This hatred is a reference to the fact that Jacob’s line was chosen to produce the promised nation.
It is not a matter of salvation here. This is not about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
being chosen to be saved but instead is a matter of forming a nation called
The point so far is not all of
Abraham’s nation came through Isaac and Jacob.
Physical descent had nothing to do with the founding of
The comparison is made:
This is not saying God chooses but that it is not merely by natural descent.
Many in natural
Go to Romans 9:30-33 “they pursued it not by faith. . .They stumbled over the stumbling stone.”