By Sonia Brown
Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then
got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright. (Gen 25:34)
One of the biggest sporting events
in the United States of America comes every year in January. It’s the
super-bowl. Thousands of families gather around their televisions to watch
grown men fight over a football.
There is a super-bowl mentioned in
the Bible. It was a bowl of lentil stew that Esau traded for his birthright.
The birthright was the right to all of the family blessings. It was the
inheritance that was passed from the father to the firstborn son. This was
not just some bowl of soup but a bowl filled with Esau’s family treasures.
The Bible said that Esau despised it. He
God has a super-bowl of blessings for His
children. You see Jesus Christ died and provided us, His children, an
inheritance of all His wonderful blessings. But do you despise it? Do you
despise the things of God?
We can despise or detest our birthright by
not valuing it. How? By taking the precious blood of Jesus for granted. We
use it as a license to practice immorality.
When we don’t believe in the blessings that
were purchased for us on the cross we despise the birthright. Those
blessings include salvation, healing, and prosperity.
Esau traded his birthright for a bowl of
soup. We can trade our birthright for the things of this world—a life of
Let us not fall for the temptations of the enemy. Let us hold on to the
blessings of God. Let’s enjoy that good, hot bowl of soup! Yum, Yum.
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