Genesis Chapter 25

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Genesis 25

1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;

10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac:

20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.

23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

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36 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 25

  1. Fathers of 2 Nations

    Ishmael
    13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
    14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
    15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
    16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

    1st Father of the Arab Nation Ishmael, but more specifically the Palestinian Nation. Dumah still one of the largest cities of the Palestinian Nation. A nation that had become and still is one of Israels worse nightmare. All born out of impatience, disobedience, and being unequally yoked.

    Isaac
    19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac:
    20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
    21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
    22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.
    23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

    The 2nd father of the Arab states is Esau, and the beginning of his hostility is found in Genesis 25:27-34. Unlike half-brothers Ishmael and Isaac, Esau and Jacob were full brothers—twins, in fact. Nevertheless, as the first-born, Esau was entitled to inherit the double portion of his father’s inheritance. More importantly, his birth position meant that through him God would fulfill his divine program of the Abrahamic Covenant. We learn, however, that Esau did not want to be used of God to enact His program (verse 34). Jacob, on the other hand, wanted very much to be in the center of God’s plan. Thus, the birthright changes hands when Esau sells his status to Jacob for a bowl of soup. Then, of course, Jacob receives the patriarchal blessing in Genesis 27. The end product is in Genesis 27:41: And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then will I slay my brother Jacob. Not only is there Ishmael’s hatred toward Isaac, but now there came also to be Esau’s hatred toward Jacob. The Arab states of today are all descendants of either Esau or Ishmael, and the root of the present-day conflict begins here with these two individuals, and the 20th century reemergence of Jacob’s descendants in the Promised Land signals that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is set to the undertaking of his providential plan to settle this infamous family squabble once and for all.

    Abraham and Isaac are the Fathers of the Jewish Nation and through Jesus the seed of Abraham then Fathers of the Christian Nation. It goes without saying that the Arabs and Palestinians hate the Jewish Nation. Their constant hatred is in our daily news even today. All this born out of impatience, disobedience, and pride. Lord help us not to take things unto our own hands, help us recognize that your timing is perfect, and that all we must do is stand, wait, and you will show us YOU ARE GOD. In Jesus Name AMEN.

  2. Gen.26:33 And he sold his birthright unto Jacob : Thus Esau impetuously forfeited important rights, responsibilities, and honors that were his by birth . He despised his birthright ; he considered the responsibilities and honors unimportant, or he was totally uninterested in them. The agreement was solidified by a formal oath in verse 33.
    Hebrews 12:16 refers to Esau as a “profane person”, which implied something unhallowed, something sacred made common. He took what God considered sacred and made it common . Being so totally concerned with his temporary and material needs, he gave them priority over his rights as the firstborn son and his responsibilities as heir to the blessing of the Abrahamic covenant. Every Christian must beware lest he count as unimportant what God considers sacred.

  3. 24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled behold there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red all over like a hairy garment and they called him Esau. And after that came his brother out and his hand took hold on Esau heel and his name was called Jacob and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them… Being a twin is a blessing from God. I am thankful to have my twin brother.

  4. 29. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

    30. And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

    31. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

    Jacob wanted the birthright, and took advantage of his brother’s need to gain it. While it’s okay to seek after good things, if you do a right thing the wrong way, it still becomes wrong.

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    34Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate the meal, then got up and left. He showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn.

    Many people go through life and show contempt for our birthright. We have been born again and when we willfully sin, we fall into trap that Esau did. All temptation of Sin is despising our born again experience.

  6. Don’t give it up!!!

    One day when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau arrived home from the wilderness exhausted and hungry. Esau said to Jacob, “I’m starved! Give me some of that red stew!” (This is how Esau got his other name, Edom, which means “red.”) “All right,” Jacob replied, “but trade me your rights as the firstborn son.” “Look, I’m dying of starvation!” said Esau. “What good is my birthright to me now?” But Jacob said, “First you must swear that your birthright is mine.” So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate the meal, then got up and left. He showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn. (‭Genesis‬ ‭25‬:‭29-34‬ NLT)

    Wow, to give up what was rightfully yours from the beginning of time, only to feed the physical need. And it is what it is in today’s living. No concern for what is mostly important, your salvation, your destiny.
    It’s a choice that everyone makes daily. Selling yourself short for what is temporary and letting go of what The Lord has for you.

    This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ KJV)

    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (‭1 John‬ ‭2‬:‭16‬ KJV)

    Be careful in what you’re setting your eyes on.

  7. Abram dies and his two sons Isaac and Ishmael bury him. After taking brief note of Ishmael’s line the focuses on Isaac and the twin sons born to him. Which son will carry the covenant promise of God into the future. What a great Western Day we had even though it was muddy and rain God blessed us I Had Fun Tuesday night it was a great leadership meeting with Bishop Foster. I Had Fun. Wednesday night Bible study was great Pastor Watts really brought the word out. I Had Fun

  8. Abraham dies and his two sons Isaac and Ishmael bury him. After taking brief note of Ishmael’s line . The focuses on Isaac and the twin sons born to him . Which will carry the covenant promises of God into the future. Western day was great it rained and it was muddy our pastor never backed down and never lost faith we set a new record praise God . Tuesday night Leader ship was great .I Had Fun . Wednesday night Bible study was great our great pastor really brought the word out . Thank you Jesus

  9. 34 Jacob then gave Esau some bread and some of the bean stew, and when Esau had finished eating and drinking, he just got up and left, showing how little he thought of his rights as the first-born. (CEV)

    Shame and double shame. Esau didn’t value his birthright as the firstborn son, instead he valued his “starving” tummy more and traded his birthright as if it was worth no more than the soup he was eating.

    We are children of God, we are called to serve Him in His kingdom, and to serve His people. That’s the greatest opportunity I could ever think of. To think of ever selling this opportunity for a bowl of soup… We are living in a time where we are being challenged to give up our rights as children of God, and we must remember that there is nothing in this temporary world that is worth trading for our eternity with Jesus.

  10. 21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

    Intreat = Plea, beg, pray, ask and request. Husbands do we entreat the Lord for our wives/family?

    Prayers to consider:
    1. Help her hear your voice; Psalm 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
    2. Increase her faith; Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
    3. Sustain her health; Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

  11. 21 Isaac prayed hard to God for his wife because she was barren. God answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant. (MSG)

    I cannot tell you how many times I’ve said “Use Your Words” or “Ask Me” when working with children. I do not accept points and grunts. But how many times have we done that to God?

    Yes He knows our every need, and has already provided a way before we ever needed it, but are we ASKING Him? Or are we expecting it? It’s sad to think that our blessing is right out of reach because we haven’t asked for it.

    Matthew 7:7 states “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”

    This is way prayer is crucial. We must pray daily. ASK Him for His Guidance for the Day, ASK Him for His protecting hand over your Family, open your mouth and use your words to ASK.

    Ask: request (someone) to do or give something
    Demand: ask authoritatively or brusquely

    Don’t allow the advisory trick you into DEMANDING things from God, God owes us nothing but He chooses to bless us! For that we are eternally grateful.

  12. MORE CONSCIENCE OF DECISIONS IN DISTRESS

    28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
    29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
    30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
    31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
    32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
    33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
    34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    Costrast filled the home, mom and dad had their favorites, sons had their professions; a typical family in the world today. No 2 people are alike, we frustrate ourselves when we think 2 people are alike. Whether in a home, on the job or even in a church. Each of us our uniquely made by GOD. We then possess the opportunity to make decisions for our lives based on circumstances that arise in our lives.

    Esau was weak and tired from hunting, possibly he was gone too long, or it was a bad season, we do not know the details, whatever they may be. Esau was faint, weak and tired. Esau allowed himself to get in that condition, poor discipline will always leave us in faint condition. Esau needs help and he is in distress and calls on his brother.

    Jacob on the other hand was plain man, not an extravagant hunter, he survived on the land and what he had, most likely a common man with minimal resources. But he had food and could cook soup. Jacob happened to have what Esau needed and Esau had possession of what Jacob wanted. INHERITANCE, hope for the future, provision for the future. While Esau was in the now, he spent himself on ONE hunt and Jacob was considering his future. VISIONARIES always look ahead and save some for the FUTURE.

    However, Esau is hopeless and feels like he is dying and needs to be MORE CONSCIENCE OF DECISIONS IN DISTRESS. Esau SELLS his FUTURE for a temporary answer. Esau ignored “The War Within” and the Flesh (darkness) was more pressing, more important than the Spirit (Light) eternal, future.

    Be prayerful in every decision. Especially when we feel tired, weary and hopeless.

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  13. 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

    God made all of us as individuals and different and each of us are meant to serve a certian purpose in his kingdom.

  14. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

    31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

    32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

    33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

    34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    Esau was so focused on his flesh and how his flesh felt, that he did not believe that his birthright had value or that he would live. The bible does not say that Esau had a relationship with God, which might be why he didn’t trust God to make a way. And because of this he was stuck with a nickname to remind him what he gave up for a bowl of Red Lentile Pottage.

    Edom

    Strongs says:

    H123
    ed-ome’
    From H122; red; Edom, the elder twin-brother of Jacob; hence the region (idumaea) occupied by him: – Edom, Edomites, Idumea.

    H122
    aw-dome’
    From H119; rosy: – red, ruddy.

    30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

    H119
    aw-dam
    To show blood (in the face), that is, flush or turn soy: – be (dyed, made) red (ruddy).

    25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

  15. 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

    30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

    31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

    32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

    33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

    34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    Esau did not realize the value of his birthright and was willing to sell it for a temporal “fix”. Too many people are selling out their birthright to have the temporal fix in this world. They do not appreciate the value and principles that our forefathers honed out in prayer and sacrifice and are willing to cast them aside to make their path of sacrifice more pleasant.

  16. 21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
    22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.
    When we have problems, or are confused in life, the throne room of God is the perfect place to go!!

  17. Gen. 25:30-34
    30) And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
    31) And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
    32) And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die; and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
    33) And Jacob says, Swear to me this day; and he aware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
    34) Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    This passage of scripture reminded me of a song called ” Not For Sale” that my former Pastor in Illinois sings. Part of the song says that when we are living for Jesus, the devil is going to try to get us someway. He will try us and tempt us with his lies. But we just have to say, “Devil I belong to JESUS, and I’m not for sale.” It also says that some have sold conviction for compromise, some have sold the Truth for a pack of lies, some have sold Testimonies for fortune and fame. But we just have to say, “I belong to JESUS, and I’m not for sale.”

    JESUS is the One who purchased us with His blood.
    JESUS is the One who gave His life for us.
    JESUS is the One who saved us.
    Our Hearts belong to JESUS, and We are NOT for Sale!!

    There’s nothing in this world worth selling (losing) your soul for. Our Inheritance is in the Lord Jesus Christ. Be Sold Out to Him.

  18. 33 Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
    34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    Selling your blessing for a cup of soup.

    If Esau would have died Jacob would have gotten the birthright. When we are desperate we don’t think strait. We only look at the now. We must be careful when we are being tested to not sell our birthright for a cup of soup that lasts for only a few minutes. Immediate gratification. We live in a world that everything is at our fingertips. Literally. But when it comes to the blessings of God we must wait. The problem is that we are so use to getting everything we want and need immediately that we would rather sell our blessing for the now. Then wait for the bigger blessing later.

  19. Genesis 25:21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her and she said. Why is this happening to me? So she went to inquire of the Lord. The Lord said to her, Two nations are in your womb and two peoples from within you will be separated one people will be stronger than the other and the older will serve the younger.

  20. You cannot put a price on what God has given you. It is not worth any amount of money, food or possession. We must learn to hold on everything God has given us. There is a reason the devil wants to take it away from us. He knows and understands the outcome, when we fully understand the blessings God has placed on our lives.

  21. Genesis 25:34

    Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    Despised
    h0959. בָּזָה ḇâzâ; a primitive root; to disesteem: — despise, disdain, contemn(-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.AV (43) – despise 36, contemptible 3, contemned 1, disdained 1, vile person 1, scorn 1;to despise, hold in contempt, disdain(Qal) to despise, regard with contempt(Niphal)to be despisedto be despicableto be vile, worthless(Hiphil) to cause to despise

    Esau’s response to the offer revealed much more than just a disregard for the birthright. He literally loathed having it. He was destined for his life to go a certain way and he wanted to do his own thing his own way. His selfishness and desire to be in control drive him to hate God’s plan. Giving in to the flesh is a recipe for self destruction. When we reject God’s plan we reject God and ultimately embrace death.

  22. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation

    32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

    The moment we start living our lives afraid to die, we stop living all together. We give the devil the upper hand and we are too close to the end to do that.

  23. “But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.” There was a reason Abraham the man of God (Jesus) caused a separation (“for he is a prophet” Genesis 20:7). There could be an occasion or circumstance where a separation may be required, which although one may not understand why. One would be wise to obey the man of God. Dear God, help me to deny my will, for thy will; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In GOD we trust”. “One Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty GOD we serve! Thank GOD for his word. GOD bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in JESUS name, Amen!

  24. 11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

    Lahairoi is the well of the Living One. Isaac dwelt near God. God blessed him, providing for him. Isaac took up residence in Gods presence.

    Gods blessing is not an indicator of how good we are. It’s also not an excuse to forget God and walk away. Isaac received the blessing and kept his family near the Living One.

  25. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

    Be careful to despise what you inherit, you could be damning your self for the rest of your life. The word says that we were know even before we were born. We are co-heirs with Christ, called children of the Most high. Backsliding is despising our birth right. Despising our birthright is despising our salvation.

  26. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    I still remember this preaching and still have those beans that Pastor gave us. Don’t let go of the birthrights that we have with or Lord Jesus!!!!! He has chosen us and made us to be worshipers!!!! I love the gospel because it’s Jesus!!! Jesus is the answer to everything!!!!!

  27. The disjunctive clause juxtaposes Jacob with Esau and draws attention to the striking contrasts. In contrast to Esau, a man of the field, Jacob was civilized, as the phrase “living in tents” signifies. Whereas Esau was a skillful hunter, Jacob was calm and even-tempered (תָּם, tam), which normally has the idea of “blameless.”

  28. “Esau said, “I’m starving! What good is a birthright if I’m dead?” Jacob said, “First, swear to me.” And he did it. On oath Esau traded away his rights as the firstborn. Jacob gave him bread and the stew of lentils. He ate and drank, got up and left. That’s how Esau shrugged off his rights as the firstborn.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭25:32-34‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Esau did more than shrug off his rights, he dismissed what his father was promising him. Too often we have an attitude that what we will be given in the future is not that big of a deal but in all reality it’s everything. Don’t disregard what is being promised to you even through the hard times. It will happen…

  29. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

    32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

    33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

    34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    I think Esau did sell his birthright out of lack of knowledge. Had he know what that really meant he would have gave it more thought and not done it. Sometimes plain and simple people perish for lack of knowledge like the word says. We will not find the turths and blessings of God is we are not in the Book. He is the Word. Dont get caught in ignorance. Search the scriptures for in them is life.

  30. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

    31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

    32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

    There’s a common saying: Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    This can be a dangerous thing to do, because when you are pushed to the point of “desperation”, you lose your common sensibilities and your ability to judge properly even in situations that aren’t really that desperate, such as just being really hungry.

    In this case, he let his hunger for food make himself desperate to get it by any means necessary including giving up his own birthright. Don’t make yourself so desperate in a situation that you don’t consult with God on what to do and you end up making a rash decision that hurts you for a long time.

  31. vss. 21-22 And Isaac interested the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was interested of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
    And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.

    PRAYER WORKS!!!! GOD’S WORD IS SURE!
    That any of it should fail is not possible.
    More Prayer!!!

  32. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

  33. 6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

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