Jr. Tree of Life 01/31/2021
Heroes of the Bible
Isaac and Rebekah
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verse
“ Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.”
One day someone Bella’s dad worked with had to get rid of his pet monkey. Bella’s dad decided that he would bring it home with him. Everyone was surprised; he was the cutest pet ever! The next day Bella put the monkey in its cage and her parents dropped her off at school on their way to work.
When they got home, they were in total shock! The monkey had escaped and destroyed the house! The living room curtains were shredded up into pieces, the lamps were tipped over, there were broken coffee cups on the floor, and one of Bella’s stuffed animals was sitting in the toilet. The monkey wasn’t potty trained so I’ll bet you probably know how the house must have smelled! This monkey could not be trusted!
God isn’t like a monkey at all; you can always trust Him. He never changes His mind and starts acting crazy! That is called being immutable, which is one of God’s Divine attributes or character. It is who God is, never changing. The memory verse above helps you to remember a reason that you can trust God.
God kept on promising over and over that He would give Abraham land, blessing and a large family. This is called the Abrahamic Covenanant. He has never once changed His mind about that.
Last week we learned that God wanted to see if Abraham loved his son more than he loved God. He told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac on the altar at Mount Moriah.
Abraham remembered God’s promises to him that he would get land, blessings and have many children. He trusted that God would keep His promise no matter what happened.
Isaac also trusted God when he went ahead and allowed himself to be tied up and put on the altar. When Abraham was about kill Isaac, the Angel of the Lord stopped him and he found a ram in the bushes to sacrifice instead.
Isaac’s mom Sarah ended up dying when she was 127 years old. He missed her very much. A couple years after she died, Abraham decided to find Isaac a wife to cheer him up.
Abraham sent his servant to find Isaac a wife because he didn’t want his son to choose a wife that was an unbeliever. The servant mounted up ten camels, and set out on a long trip to a place called Haran because Abraham had relatives that lived there. When Abraham’s servant got there, he stopped at a well to get some water.
A beautiful woman named Rebekah immediately showed up and gave him some water and was even kind enough to water his 10 camels. Watering camels wasn’t like giving your puppy a bowl of water; in order to water that many camels, it would have been like filling up 21 bathtubs full of water with a bucket.
The servant knew right away that this was the wife God wanted him to choose for Isaac. He gave her a gold ring and some gold bracelets and went with Rebekah to talk to her family. They all agreed that it would be ok for her to marry Isaac. The servant gave Rebekah and her family silver and gold items and fancy clothes and they went on their way.
One day, Isaac went out into the field and saw camels coming towards him. As he got closer to them, Rebekah saw him and climbed down from her camel and they ended up getting married that same day. Things sure are different today aren’t they?
Abraham ended up dying when he was 175 years old; before he died, he gave all his riches to Isaac and God gave Isaac the same promises of land, blessing and a large family that He gave to Abraham.
Why should you trust God?
God never changes, He is immutable.
He never acts crazy like a monkey.
He kept His promises to Abraham.