Elucidates the progress made toward God’s plan to turn a small family into a mighty nation, in spite of Isaac and Jacob’s weakness and sinfulness. “Our God delights in writing straight with a crooked pencil,” says Iain Duguid. The lives of Isaac and Jacob are vivid examples of that principle. Time and again God displays his grace and glory by overcoming their weakness and sinfulness. In this latest addition to the Gospel According to the Old Testament series, we see once more how the message of Scripture converges on Jesus. Readers can take encouragement in the midst of their own shortcomings that the gospel triumphs not through human might or goodness but through God’s relentless grace.
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Iain M. Duguid is associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in California. He is author of Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham and Hero of Heroes: Seeing Christ in the Beatitudes.
“Theologically astute, Christ-centered, and extremely practical. A tremendous resource." - Timothy J. Keller
“...Like manna in the desert to... Christians who struggle to come to terms with how to read the Old Testament.” - Sinclair Ferguson (on the series)