Gen 25:29-34, Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.) 31 Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
Here is a clear description of a man who was so FOOLISH and short sighted that he sold his entire inheritance for a bowl of stew!
ESAU DESPISED HIS BIRTHRIGHT!
Inheritance is so important for the continuation of generations. The firstborn was the one who had the greatest inheritance. If there were 3 children, the entire estate would be divided into 4 parts. The siblings would get a share each, but the firstborn would get a double portion, he would get 2 parts of the 4. This was the BLESSING OF THE BIRTHRIGHT!
Esau was so hungry one day (temporal) that he came to his brother and begged him for some food (temporal). Jacob told Esau that he would give him a bowl of stew for his birthright. Esau could only see the immediate hunger in his temporal body, but his younger brother saw long term (eternal). Esau sold his entire birthright for something as foolish as a bowl of stew….CRAZY STUPID!
Romans 8:17, And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
We are JOINT-HEIRS with Jesus Christ! That means that whatever Jesus has, we have. He is not taking one extra part of the inheritance, it means whatever He is receiving we are getting the same amount. YOU NEED TO SHOUT GLORY AFTER HEARING THAT!!
We do not want to be CRAZY STUPID….
Do not sell your inheritance with Jesus for the temporal, foolish, short-lived pleasure of this world.
HOW CHEAP WOULD YOU SELL YOUR INHERITANCE FOR? A man, woman, money, fame, food, sleep, sex, booze, drugs, what would you be willing to sell your birthright for?
MAKE A DECISION TODAY – I AM NOT GOING TO BE BOUGHT BY SOME FOOLISH TEMPORARY THING!
I WANT ALL OF MY INHERITANCE FROM MY FATHER. I will never sell out!
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