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A Bowl Of Stew
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MORNING THOUGHTS ☕️:
I thought I’d serve up a nice bowl of stew to go along with the bread from yesterday:)
Jacob and Esau. (Genesis 25). They were brothers. Esau's birthright meant he would have headship of the family AND a double portion of the inheritance. BUT...in verse 29 it says that Esau had come in from the FIELD and he was WEARY. He asked Jacob to feed him some of that yummy looking...right in front of his face stew that he could smell...he was so hungry and it was making his mouth water. Jacob was like "dude, sell me your birthright and I'll give you some". And he did it. Right away. Without so much as time to even contemplate. He sat right there and ate a big bowl of lentil stew and yummy, crunchy bread. He “sold out".
Do we read that and think..."what an idiot!!?!?" But, how often are we an Esau? I'd like to say never but that would be a flat out lie. How often do we choose the NOW and the immediate over what will or could be? Sometimes it's sooooo hard to hold on to the inheritance promise when you're tired, you've ALREADY worked hard and you're simply weary from being IN the field for so long. Just give me some stew:) BUT...we must be watchful and this example reminds me to NOT follow my feelings or the need for immediate satisfaction at the risk of losing the long term inheritance that’s been promised.