Read or Listen to Genesis Chapter 26 here.

That’s a familiar tune.

  • Discuss the similarities between the beginning of Abraham’s journey in Genesis 12 and Isaac’s story in this chapter.

  • Discuss Isaac’s behavior regarding Abimelech and his wife Rebekah. How was this story different that his father’s story? (Genesis 12:10-20)

  • Discuss the reasons for Isaac’s expulsion from Abimelech’s territory. Discuss Isaac and Abimelech’s relationship in Genesis 16:26-31.

  • Discuss the names of the wells Isaac recovered and discovered.  Did Isaac use conflict as an indicator of God’s Will? Explain. What do you think about conflict and it’s connection to God’s Will in your life?

  • What is the significance of the well discovered after Isaac and Abimelech make an oath of peace?

  • What was so wrong with Esau’s new wives?

  • Did anything stand out in your reading today that you could share with someone else?