I am reading the Bible to my sons who are 6, 7, & 8 years old. We have gotten to the part where Jacob bargains for Esau’s birthright, and then steals the blessing that Esau should have recieved from Isaac…
We have read that Isaac loved Esau, and Rebekah loved Jacob. And we have gotten to the point that Rebekah convinced Jacob to lie to and decieve his father in order to recieve the blessing.
This paints Rebeka and Jacob in a very bad light. How do I explain to my sons that Jacob and Rebekah were not bad people in what they did to Isaac and Esau? I think that it was all in God’s purpose, I mean, otherwise Esau should have become Isreal. I don’t believe that. So, what do I say to my boys? Any suggestions? And please, those who respond, remember the ages of my kids.
Thanks in advance