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When it comes to Bible study, these three remain: structure, pattern and thought flow; but the greatest of these is thought flow.
God will test our faith. He is not trying to prove us wrong, being stingy and hoping we shall fail; he is leading us until our faith is strong enough and made perfect, so that it can bear the test
Justification by faith; justification by works; pilgrimage, dreams, oaths, promises; inheritance; offspring; fathers and sons; deceit, cruelty, false evidence, discernment, pledges; famine, surety and substitution, repentance, reconciliation; birthright; blessings; funerals; a family becoming a nation— history, prophecy, prototype—such is the variety in this section of the book of Genesis.
David Gooding leads us through these chapters and asks us to consider the importance of the chronology of the events, the significance of their place within the book and what it has to say to us.