Yesterday we learned that Abraham’s servant found a wife for Isaac. Her name was Rebekah. She and Isaac had twin sons, Jacob and Esau. Esau was a skilled hunter. Jacob was a quiet man who stayed at home.
Esau was born first. That meant when his father died, he would be given half of his father’s property. Esau would also become the new head of the family. The firstborn son had a place of honor in his family.
One day Jacob was cooking a pot of lentil beans. Esau came home from hunting. He was very tired and hungry. When he smelled the beans cooking, he asked Jacob to give him some. But Jacob was tricky. He told Esau that he would trade him some beans for his right as the firstborn son. Genesis 25:34 tells us what happened next. “Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil soup. Esau ate the food, had something to drink, and then left. So Esau showed that he did not care about his rights as the firstborn son.”
Esau did not care about the wonderful blessing of being the firstborn son. When we follow and obey Jesus, we become God’s children. That is a wonderful blessing that we should cherish and honor. Thank God today that you are His child. Praise Him for the many blessings He shares with you.