But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?â€ He answered, â€œBecause the LORD your God granted me success.” (Gen 27:20, ESV)
I find the specific choice of words, “the LORD your God” to be troubling, especially as a parent.
I want my children to have a personal faith of their own. I don’t want them to think of the Lord as “That God my dad worships.”
Actually, I want them to have a more real, personal faith than I had at their agesâ€”living and tempered by both love and righteousness, by faith and reason.
It would be quite a long time before Jacob could truly call the Lord his own God, not merely that of his father.