I’m working my way through Genesis chapter 27 (Jacob, Esau and Rebekah) and would like to get your take on the drama that was played out.
Was Rebekah’s and Jacob’s plan of deceit part of God’s will? Did they play out God’s providence as he wished? If so, are we too, at times, called to sin in order to bring about a “good”?
Did God use Rebekah’s and Jacob’s deception to carry out his will because of an obstinate Isaac? Thus it was not how God had “willed” the blessing to flow, but due to human free will he allowed the deceitful behavior for the “good”.
Is either, neither or both of these correct interpretations? Where could I find interpretations of early Church fathers or prominent Church theologians?
Thank you for assistance!
Sincerely in Christ,