Read Genesis 27:12-13 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: If you bought a ticket to see a movie, would you try to sneak into the theater through one of the exit doors?
Parent Note: No, with a ticket, we can enter the theater through the doors like honest customers. There is no need for us to be sneaky. When Rebekah was pregnant with Jacob and Esau, God told her that the oldest would bow to the youngest. If she had shared that bit of information with Isaac, it is likely that Jacob wouldn't have had to resort to underhanded tactics and deceit to claim the blessing. If God truly wanted Jacob to have the birthright and blessing, God would have provided it in such a way that sin would not have been necessary. God keeps his promises and never tempts us to sin.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for the plans You have for my life.
I know that Your way is the best way.
Help me to trust Your timing and Your will for me.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.