- How does the fundamental difference between the two brothers now increasingly manifest itself?
What truth concerning God’s choice does Isaac now explicitly recognize?
- What was the significance of Jacob’s dream?
At what point in his experience did it happen?
Of what great truths was he then made aware concerning
(a) God, and
(b) God’s purpose for his own life?
What response did he make?
How far have you gone in similarly making God’s promises your own?
- What were the real sufferings of Christ?
In what way are physical, mental and spiritual sufferings indicated here?
- What, if any, truth is there in the taunt of verses 41-43?
Why did God not intervene?
What is the meaning behind Christ’s own sense of desertion in verse 46?
Can you hold this truth with that contained in 2 Cor. 5:19, ‘God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ’? See also 2 Cor. 5:21.