“And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.”
She was barren of a child for twenty years after she married Isaac, but was given children because someone prayed.
Her husband prayed to the Lord on his wife’s behalf.
Isaac desired they have a child, and the Lord provided exceeding abundantly above what he asked.
She did not have an easy pregnancy.
“And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.”
She asked the Lord to speak to her regarding her situation, and He clearly did.
“And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.”
She delivered twin boys who could not be more different.
“And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.”
Esau and Jacob were given after intercessory prayer was offered.
What a picture of how the Lord answers the cry of His people.
Rebekah also serves as an example that when we feel barren, God can intervene.
When we have a need, He can provide even more than was asked.
She once was barren, but ended up doubly blessed.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
Isaiah 63-64 | John 5 | Psalm 15-16
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