Friday, November 7, 2008


GENESIS 25:30-34
Ge 25:30-34 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. (31) And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. (32) And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? (33) And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. (34) Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

We may not realize the importance of the birthright in those days. The birthright was the rights and privileges of the first-born, which were very important, the chief being that they were the family priests it also entitled them to a double portion of their father's inheritance. Esau sold his for a pot of soup and some bread to satisfy his current appetite.
We may think that was not a very intelligent thing for him to do but before we become too critical we need to examine our own lives and think of the times we have sold out too cheap. We sell our freedom for security. We sell our testimony for popularity. We sell our self respect for instant gratification.
Thankfully those who are saved have an inheritance that can not be lost, stolen, or even sold. We are sealed by His Spirit. We can sell out to the world and lose our current blessings though. Before we do something we should count the cost. Nothing is greater than the blessings that God has for us.

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