TOPIC: DO NOT EXCHANGE YOUR RIGHT FOR SATISFACTION
Memory verse:-"When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. The first to
come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him
Esau. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was
named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebecca gave birth to them. The boys
grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was
a quiet man, staying among the tents. Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau,
but Rebecca loved Jacob.
Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country,
famished. He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!”
(That is why he was also called Edom.) Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright.”
"Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?” But Jacob
said, "Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got
up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.”
As a child of the Most High God never try to maximize your satisfaction (needs, contentment or convenience) over your right (something you are entitled to). If not you will automatically lose your position as a champion over your enemies. Some Christian people do not respect right and that is unfortunate. Esau tried that and it cost him great eventually he chase his forfeited right with tears but to no avail. He had the right to inheritance as the first son but he sold such right for a need (food).
Think twice before you choose or make a decision, because your right is your destiny though a need is important but it should not become first of your plans. It is your right to marry, have a child, to live, to speak, to worship etc, Again, think twice and do not be like Esau.
Prayer:-pray for wisdom to carry yourself through life
What to meditate on:
If you were Esau what have you have done about the exchange of your right for food?