Approach: Reading various passages that may be confusing to understand.

Hermeneutic objective: Knowing the Old Testament is essential to understanding the New Testament.

Theological objective: Jesus indicates that you are either a descendant of the devil or of Abraham.

Descendants of the devil listen and obey the devil.

Descendants of Abraham listen and obey God.

The apostle Paul mentions "through Isaac your seed will be named" (Rom 9:6-9) in reference to Jacob who God renames Israel!