And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.…
I. THE CONSPIRACY.
1. Its nature.
2. Its cause.
(1) Precariousness of Isaac's life.
(2) Rebekah's fear that patriarchal blessing would be bestowed on Esau, though God had declared that it should be given to Jacob.
(3) The nature and importance of the patriarchal blessing.
II. THE DISCOVERY.
1. Its suddenness.
2. Its effect.Practical lessons:
1. That sad consequences ever follow the practice of duplicity, whether in the family or elsewhere.
2. That a mother should teach a son to deceive his father is full of warning.
3. That such wrong should be perpetrated in the name and for the promotion of religion suggests the importance of scrutinizing our motives.
4. That the consciences of pious persons should allow them to justify themselves in such conduct suggests the blinding power of unbelief that God will fulfil what He has promised.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.