Memory verse:-"After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, his
brother Esau came in from hunting. He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to
his father. Then he said to him, "My father, sit up and eat some of my game, so that you
may give me your blessing.” His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?” "I am your
son,” he answered, "your firstborn, Esau.” Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was
it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I
blessed him—and indeed he will be blessed!” When Esau heard his father’s words, he
burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me—me too, my
father!” But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing.”
Esau said, "Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? He has deceived me these two times: He took
my birthright, and now he’s taken my blessing!” Then he asked, "Haven’t you reserved
any blessing for me?” Isaac answered Esau, "I have made him lord over you and have
made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine.
So what can I possibly do for you, my son?” Esau said to his father, "Do you have
only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!” Then Esau wept aloud.
His father Isaac answered him,
"Your dwelling will be away from the earth’s richness, away from the dew of heaven
above. You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother.
But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck.”
We have learnt before that Esau sold his birthright (right) for food (satisfaction) and now he want to receive the blessings that he has sold off. Truly, you cannot eat your cake and have it. Esau never thought it will come to the point where he will chase for what once belonged to him. This is why you always need to think twice before you do what you want to do. He Esau was having unfruitful desire and it was not the devil that makes him so. It was by his own unwise decision, a decision that was to benefit him for a very short time but hurt him for long afterwards. Do not plan for only today, think broad and wide and plan ahead of time because your tomorrow is connected to your today.
Prayer:-pray against marks of unwise decisions that you have taken before
pray for wisdom for decisions you want to make today
What to meditate on:
How does your Christianity affect your decisions?