Don't Sell

Reading: Genesis 25: 29-34

29 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.

My Thoughts

This is a very quick and short one. Because of hunger, would you give your birthright? You are the first with a lot of benefits because you are the first, but you give all of that away for a simple meal that you could get at home from mom?

I think we do this often when we gratify the certain feeling we have at the moment. We give away our glory for shame. How many times have I given my glory away to become less because of a poor decision that I knew was poor? Why should I hate what is rightfully mine because of what Jesus did for me? Glory is mine because He says that it's mine. It is not for sell.

Gordon Hyppolite