Rebecca, on the other hand, recognized that the blessings would be ineffective in empowering him.
During the Patriarchal period when Jacob and Esau lived, God dealt directly with the heads of the families. Bless me too.
Then Isaac said to Jacob, Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not. Which of the twin boys was born first?
Love your family. And Esau said to Jacob, "Pour into [me] some of this red, red [pottage], for I am faint"; he was therefore named Edom. But you have said, "I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.
Esau, the elder son, was the favorite of Isaac, while Jacob, the younger son, was the favorite of Rebecca. Encourage the children to be forgiving and understanding at home.
When Jacob died, the family brought him to the Holy Land from Egypt. As far as Rebekah was concerned, she favored Jacob.
Jacob sends messengers to Esau, as well as gifts meant to appease him. Instead of the arrogant and stingy brother who counted every penny twice, Jacob had become humble and exceedingly generous.