Devotion – Genesis 36

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S – These were Esau’s sons, who were born to him in the land of Canaan. Esau took his wives, sons, daughters, and all the people of his household, as well as his herds, all his livestock, and all the property he had acquired in Canaan; he went to a land away from his brother Jacob.

Genesis 36:5–6 CSB

O – Esau is experiencing more earthly prosperity and actually “possesses” the land of Canaan.  The fact they were born there and “owned” the land made it interesting that Joseph traveled for much of his life, yet the land was promised to him.  Esau’s extensive family and flocks caused him to leave for greener pastures to take care of them.  God’s promise to Jacob was fulfilled when it didn’t look like it would.

A – God will make a way for his will and purpose to be accomplished.  Even when it doesn’t make sense, God has it under control.

R – Lord, I can trust in your plans and purposes, even when I don’t see or understand them.