As we read the narratives in the Bible, we might be prone to read over verses like Genesis 25:27-28 too quickly. Verses like these seem to add a little color to the account but not much substance. However, we need to remember that all of Scripture is inspired by God and profitable (2 Tim. 3:16), even genealogies!
These verses serve two important purposes. First, they act as a hinge between the brief birth narrative of Jacob and Esau and what follows. The Lord had told Rebekah that her twins would be pitted against each other, and she felt the truth of that as they grappled in the womb. Second, these verses reveal favoritism that would fuel conflict in their family. In two brief sentences, we are reminded that this was a broken family. Yet despite their brokenness, God used them, just as He uses broken people like us today.
How has God used your brokenness for His glory in the past? How might He use the brokenness you are experiencing today?