From Pastor Perry

12 16 2016 Gen. 25:29-34

Genesis 25:29–34 (ESV)

Esau Sells His Birthright

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.

 

To us today, this seems like no big deal, but it was a big deal and a costly mistake for Esau.  This will come back to haunt him.  The first born child would receive doubled the inheritance compared to the other children, the leadership of the family, and the blessings.  Esau sold it to Jacob for a bowl of red stew.  The Lutheran Study Bible states: “Esau disdains his birthright, and Jacob schemes against his brother. Neither is worthy of the Lord’s favor and the honor to carry on the promise. By our sinful nature and our actions, we are unworthy of any blessing of this life, especially the gift of forgiveness and eternal life with Christ. Yet, in His mercy, we receive a great inheritance because Christ has made us a part of His family in Baptism. We are heirs of the promise made to the patriarchs and fulfilled in Christ.

 

 

I pray: Praise be to our Savior, who has granted us an inheritance among the saints! Amen.

 

 

Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 53). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

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