Todays Daily SCRIPTURE 5th December 2023 GENESIS 25:27-34

Todays Daily SCRIPTURE 5th December 2023 GENESIS 25:27-34

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27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

30 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.

Genesis 25:27-34 (NIV) narrates the story of Esau and Jacob, twins born to Isaac and Rebekah:

27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. 30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.)

31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”

32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”

33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.

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Today’s Daily SCRIPTURE 5th December 2023

This passage illustrates a significant event where Esau, returning from hunting and extremely hungry, sells his birthright to Jacob in exchange for a bowl of lentil stew. Esau, driven by his immediate physical need, undervalues his birthright, which held significant blessings and privileges as the firstborn son. In contrast, Jacob, seizing the opportunity, cunningly secures the birthright from his brother.

It serves as a cautionary tale about prioritizing immediate gratification over long-term blessings or making impulsive decisions based on temporary desires. It reveals the consequences of Esau’s decision to undervalue the birthright, highlighting the importance of discernment, wisdom, and the significance of spiritual inheritance.

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