Saturday, December 15, 2007

I think they missed a crucial point

Did the guy who wrote this post on "Preaching to Smothered Mama's Boys" noticed that actually God blessed Jacob and not Esau? Seems a major oversight. What next? A post on how Saul was really manly, unlike the wimpy David playing the lyre? Or how Lamech exercised headship in his house, unlike the passive boozer Noah?

Sometimes people just can't help letting the cat out of the bag. In the Talmudic times, the Jews used Esau as their code-word for Romans and then Christians in general: macho outdoorsmen who in their self-confidence and rude health have no need for God. If the shoe fits . . .

The Bible has a different model: a man who loves his mother will love his wife.

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

But then, maybe Isaac was a wuss too. He must have had a more macho, outdoors type as a brother, too? Maybe he would be a better model in manly faith for the Reformed, and . . . oops, never mind!

HT: Boar's Head Tavern

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