Twins (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Esau, Jacob

Read Genesis 25: 20-34; 32-33
  • Tell the story of Jacob and Esau.
  • What is the significance of Rebekah's prayer and God's response in Genesis 25:21-23?
  • Gen 25:22-23 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the Lord. 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.

  • How were Esau and Jacob different?
  • If you were going to cast a television show or movie of Esau and Jacob's lives, who would play Esau? Jacob? Isaac? Rebekah? Why?
  • Explain the differences in the brothers.
  • How obedient are Jacob and Esau to their parents?
  • What is the significance of the birthright? Do we have anything like that today?
  • Was Jacob justified in forcing his brother to sell his birthright for a bowl of stew?
  • Why was the birthright more important to Jacob than Esau?
  • Would you sell your inheritance?
  • Do you have siblings? How well do you get along with them? Would you intentionally do any of them harm? Cheat them? Trick them?
  • What did Jacob and Esau do for a living?
  • Have you made any decisions about your career path