“Honor Your Birthright” By Kirk Hunt
And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
Genesis 25:34 NKJV
Please also read Genesis 25:29-34.
Too often we put all the blame on Jacob. Scripture clearly states that Esau despised his birthright. In exchange for a simple meal, Esau rejected the blessings of God and his earthly father.
You have a birthright in God. Rich or poor, workhouse or jailhouse, God’s blessings, legacy and heritage are yours. All you have to do is honor what God has guaranteed for you, despite today’s difficulties.
A birthright is a future benefit. To receive it, I must not despise it or my present. Easily said; not as easily done.
A moment’s inconvenience led a mighty man to disdain what was not immediately at hand. Esau was so shortsighted and immature that he cast aside his legacy and heritage for a bowl of soup. The worst part is I recognize this same attitude in myself.
From time-to-time, we all want immediate fulfillment. Delayed gratification can sometimes be a hard path. Going without today, even for a great tomorrow, has its difficulties.
Esau was having a tough day. His twin brother should never have considered making the sales pitch. Esau should never have considered selling out.
Do not let a difficult day (or season) sway your faith. Keep your faith though the rough spots. If you do not sell out, God will deliver your birthright at the right time.
Think: Do I honor the blessings, legacy and heritage I have in God’s Kingdom?
Pray: “Lord, I honor the birthright I have in You.”
Copyright © January 2017, Kirk Hunt
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