Genesis Chapter 25 – Chronological

JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

Eat This Book

Read Proverbs Chapter 18

 

Genesis 25

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

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

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

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

And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

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.

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

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.

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.

44 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 25 – Chronological

  1. 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.

    Don’t sell your birthright!!! Too many times we forget the price Jesus paid on Calvary so that we could be joint heirs… How precious is our birthright? Lord, may I never forget the sacrifice of the blood you shed for my birthright!

    “I’ve had my share of life’s ups and downs
    God’s been good to me, and the downs have been few
    I would guess you can say, God has blessed me
    But there’s never been a time in my life, he didn’t bring me through
    If anyone should ever write, my life story
    For whatever reason there might be
    You’d be there, between each line of pain and glory
    Jesus is the best thing that ever happened
    Jesus is the best thing that ever happened
    Jesus is the best thing that ever happened to me”

  2. 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.

    It amazes me that when you are desperate for food to feed your carnal body, you will seem to do anything. I find that sometimes when our flesh arises and we are trying to overcome the emotions and needs, it will cause of to do some crazy things. Esau began to have a need to eat because he was hungry, and Jacob saw an opportunity to get what he wanted.

    That is why it it important to seek first the kingdom of God so that we can over ride the flesh and to bring it under subjection. We can not lose our blessing because we feel desperate. The Apostle Paul stayed that he had to die daily to bring the flesh under subjection to the power of the Holy Ghost. We have to do the same thing. It doesn’t matter how hungry we are carnally we can not sell the blessing of God just to please our flesh.

    Live for God’s blessing and not the world’s gratitude.

  3. 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.

    No matter how desperate you get selling your birthright is never a good thing. The enemy just wants to see if he can push you enough to get your birthright. Dont let it happen. Always believe in God and have faith.

  4. Would you pay $3000 for a piece of bread? Most of you actually i hope all of you would say no. You would say i can get a loaf of bread for $1.29. So why would you give your birthright to someone when jesus has so much more to offer . He paid it all the price was too expensive for us so he paid it . Never give yourself to this world you are just passing through. Instead give yourself to JESUS

  5. The birthright of the eldest male child in the ancient Near East conferred upon him the headship of the clan and a double share of the inheritance. Esau’s actions of being near “death” said other wise. To sell your birthrights for a bowl of stew just tells you how careless people can be when it comes to satisfying the flesh. That being said it sounds like there was some pride issues with Esau. He was dads favorite, he was the better hunter, he was the first born, but Esau was careless especially knowing what his grandfather Abraham was promised by God. This is why it’s important we die daily (1 Cor. 15:31) like Paul stated he did. We have to give the fleshly desires to God and tell him “i’m Not doing this today, let your will be done not my own.” Let our flesh die before we face this day because this day is the Lords and we should magnify him the whole day for his goodness.

  6. 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.

    Know the value of your future!!!! If God has given you His promises DO NOT SELL IT in a moment of desperation. Proverbs 23: 23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
    This world doesn’t have anything that is worth selling your future for!!! Esau sold everything he was going to be for porridge???? VALUE YOUR PROMISES FROM GOD!!!! VALUE YOUR DREAMS AND YOUR DESIRES!!!! May the Lord Bless you and keep you in the TRUTH OF HIS GOSPEL!!! In Jesus Name Amen!

  7. iLove the Kingdom
    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.

    Rebekah understood the prophecy of the elder serving the younger and she decided early on to help it come to pass.. She favored the promise and close relationship with Jacob (he dwelt in the tents), while Isaac favored the hard work and the food that Easu would bring. Jacob would use this carnality of Esau and Isaac to win the birthright.

    The Lord favors those (as well) who long for relationship over the temporary blessings of the flesh.

  8. 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

    Sin is the product of the transaction made when you give up what you could have for what you want now. Very rarely does it creep upon us quickly but more of a slow fade, not exactly referencing the small things but more or less the sins that cost the most. Esau gave up his birthright for one meal. while it had been prophesied before their births that the older would serve the younger which was completely against tradition, he saw still made that decision for instant gratification over a surety that would have taken care of him for years to come. I have found in all my time at most things that cause sin come from a desire for instant gratification for something that can be obtained in a more proper way. Most sinful actions have deep-rooted issues but the actual sin does not lie in the action itself but rather the attitude and spirit behind it. When you have a desire for something it is best that you seek God in the proper way about it. God has never held anything back from us that is always required to walk it in faith.

  9. Genesis 25
    33-34 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.

    At the moment Esau could think of nothing else accept for the present moment. Esau was not truly getting ready to die. The pain of the moment caused him to lose birth right. As some who will go out into the world if din or even sit in the midst of the presence of God and as Esau did they will shrug off their rights as s child of God. A season of pleasure and many times completely walking away from the precious inheritance that God has prepared Heaven. My heart weighs heavy when even some of my precious family members shrug off their very inheritance of eternal life as if it is nothing to hold claim of. We must hold on to what God has given us us. There is nothing more important than the salvation of your soul don’t sell out for s mere moment of pleasure.

  10. 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.
    Genesis 25:34 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/gen.25.34.KJV

    Ignorance is not always Bliss. We need to be aware our position and what were operating in for us to be able to utilize our position to its fullest capacity. That could be within our own home, that could be within our church, that could be at work. And how much work would the body of Christ really do if we truly understood our identity in Christ and the fullness of everything that we can accomplish through the power and the authority that God gives us through His spirit? Esau did not fully understand nor did he appreciate his birthright and therefore had no problem casting it aside. What if we as Christians had a true revelation of our identity in Christ Jesus? Would we be so easy to fall by the wayside? What if we as Christians gained that understanding and begin walking in the power and the authority of the Holy Ghost? how many people will be baptized in bathtubs? How many people will be filled with the Holy Ghost standing on the street how many drug dealers will be delivered from their ways of thinking? How many drug addicts will be delivered from the bondage of addiction? how many people that are crippled with depression will see the sun again? How many prostitutes will gain a revelation of their value and worth in Jesus Christ? How many children that are abused in this life will feel the love of their Everlasting Father? It’s through us… He chose us. We are his hands and feet. The harvest is white. It’s time.

  11. 21. Isaac pleaded with the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The LORD answered Isaac’s prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins.

    22. But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the LORD about it. “Why is this happening to me?” she asked.

    23. And the LORD told her, “The sons in your womb will become two nations. From the very beginning, the two nations will be rivals. One nation will be stronger than the other; and your older son will serve your younger son.” NLT

    The power of prayer –
    Because of Isaac’s prayer, God changed Rebekah from barren to the mother of two nations!
    Whether you are barren naturally or spiritually, prayer is the answer.

    Isaiah 66:8
    Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. KJV

  12. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    SOLD OUT OR SELL OUT

    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.

    We protect what we treasure, we guard what we value, we seek what we desire and we sell what someone else values more.

    Esau was heir apparent to every asset his father possessed. This promise was to him because of his BIRTH. However in a moment of fleshly hunger his FAITH failed. Esau became a SELL OUT when he should have been SOLD OUT.

    Weak FAITH will cause believers to surrender the promises of GOD for temporary satisfaction.

    Consider IT:
    How long can you survive on a bowl of soup?

    Really, 1 bowl of soup is more valuable than your Fathers inheritance?

    Do we value the promises of GOD in this manner?

    Are we SOLD OUT to GOD and will not SELL OUT to our flesh. Jacob desired the inheritance of the father more than the heir apparent.

    When we Seek FIRST The Kingdom of GOD we are SOLD OUT to HIS Kingdom and leave no room to SELL OUT of HIS Kingdom. We must honestly and sincerely ask ourselves the question in every decision: Am I SOLD OUT or a SELL OUT.

    As for me and my house we are SOLD OUT to The Kingdom of GOD.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  13. 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.

    In all of us there is a struggle. There is two things struggling within us to get out. We bring it to the Lord and He’ll tell us our struggles and what is within us. Which will you birth?? We could birth both struggles within us at the same time.

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

    Once you have birthed the two struggles from within, which will you adopt and take to??

  14. 32. And Esau said, Behold, I am to the point to die: and what profit shall this brighten do to me?
    Wow!!!! The blessing was supposed to be for him, he lost if, he called it not important, I didn’t think ahead…
    Didn’t think about the problem to come…
    flesh
    Flesh
    Oh this flesh. All for a bowl of soup…
    can’t handle it anymore
    Can’t co to us with this anymore
    It’s too much
    The struggle is too big
    The burdens too heavy…
    All thought he seemed with tears,,, he couldn’t ….
    A very sad story…
    today is the day of salvation, Instead of giving up, to the point to where we put faith to the side. And call it over.
    Let’s pray and come to the Lord. Repent because when we are weak HE IS STRong.

  15. “I’m about to die,” Esau answered. “What good will those rights do me?”
    Genesis 25:32 CEV
    How many times have we spoken foolishly!! Then later on regret what was said. No returns here!! This isn’t just any retail store where you can exchange something if it didnt’fit’ right or simply just didn’t ‘like it! The LORD will hold you to your word. So be prayerful and seek Devine direction before you continue in making the biggest mistake in your life. There’s consequences in everything we choose to do.
    Don’t be lead out of the emotions of your heart. Would’ve loved to had learned this as young 15 year old!! I could’ve saved my parents a lot of hurt and sorrow.! But as the scriptures say ‘out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh’
    Words can bring death or life! Talk too much, and you will eat everything you say.
    Proverbs 18:21 CEV

  16. Genesis Chapter 25
    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.

  17. Genesis 25: 29-30 [Amp] Jacob was boiling pottage ( lentil strew) one day , when Esau came from the field and was faint ( with hunger).
    [30] And Esau said to Jacob, I beg of you, let me have done of that red lentil stew to eat, for I am faint and famished! That is why his name was called Edom [ red] . Are you willing to give of the things that your flesh desires for The life of Jesus. Sometimes I feel like I am not doing enough for Jesus. I need him all the time. And you do too ! In Jesus name.

  18. Genesis Chapter 25 verses 16-17
    16. Ishmael Sons were named after there Towns and there Castles they had Twelve Princes by the Nations.
    17.These were Ishmael Years of Life he lived to be 137 years old and his Ghost Soul left his Body after he died and other People Gathered unto him

  19. 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 promisea of God.
    As i read this, it was prophesied that Isreal would be over Esau.
    Maybe this is just for me, but hold on to the promises of God. He has not forgotten you. You are loved by Him, you are cared by Him. God will not leave you and your promises. HIS words are true, they are alive, and they will come to pass. Maybe, not the way we see or think, but they will. When we seek after His Kingdom, we gain the promises of God.

  20. 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.

    There was a war within Rebekah between the two nations that she was about to birth.

    This reminded me of the war that continually is within us – flesh against spirit, good against evil.

    18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

    19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

    20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

    21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

    22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

    23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

    We must die out to our flesh and walk in the spirit, keeping our carnal nature under the control of the spirit of God.

  21. 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.

    In reading this we see Rebekah go straight to the source with question. She went straight to God himself asking. She did not go to Issac or anyone else she went to God. Sometimes we block out blessings because we question the wrong people. Man can’t help us. God has all the answers. If we just go to him and seek him first he will never lead us the wrong directions. Don’t miss out on your next blessing because you are taking information from the wrong source.

    1 Peter 5:6-7 (KJV)
    6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
    7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

  22. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:
    43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;
    44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master’s son.
    45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

    Yup GOD GAVE HIM A WIFE!!! Man didn’t choose her GOD DID!!! there’s your sign!!!

  23. 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.

    Once he had sold his birthright he was clearly upset by it after he was fed and rested. In our day of dire need and struggle, we must look to God to provide and not take matters in our own hands…Because at this time we are vulnerable to what the devil can steal from us.

  24. The Brothers

    We see Jacob and Esau in a sibling rivalry here. One jealous of the other and using ones weekends to gain. We have 5 children and seeing them grow up and learn to work together and learn from one another has been an amazing journey. I have seen them fight each other tooth and nail just to prove a very small insignificant point. BUT I have also seen them love one another greater than I’ve ever seen sibling love before. There is a very small line between the two situations and I don’t really know where it lies most of the time but I do know when they cross that line. Here we see Jacob cross that line and Esau was greatly effected for the rest of his life. It is our job as parents to teach our children to love and respect one another past our differences and opinions. It is our job as parent to teach them an example of compromise with one another not only for the purpose of reaching the goal but also more importantly to live in peace. Although we don’t always know where that respective line may be, we can teach love, compassion and respect strong enough in our families to the point when we approach that line it is that teaching that will carry them through in peace. Lord help us reach our own children first with the Love that we so want to show the world through Christ Jesus.

  25. 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.

    This leaves me wandering if Abraham reconciled with Ishmael before he passed or not.

  26. 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?

    We just heard it preached by Bro. Victor Jackson young people – there needs to be a hunger that takes over our lives for God and His Kingdom!

  27. Genesis 25:21-23 (AMP)
    21) Issac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was unable to conceive children; and the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived (twins).
    22) But the children struggled together within her (kicking and shoving one another); and she said, If it is so (that the LORD has heard our prayers), why then am I this way? So she went to inquire of the LORD (praying for an answer).
    23) The LORD said to her,…

    Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, and the Lord granted (answered) his prayer.
    Rebekah went to (pray) inquire of the Lord for an answer to her question, and the Lord (answered) said unto her…

    All we have to do is PRAY and the Lord will ANSWER!

  28. ““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 ‭25:31-34‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    The birthright involved both a material and a spiritual dynamic. The son of the birthright received a double portion of the inheritance, and he also became the head of the family and the spiritual leader upon the passing of the father.
    In the case of this family, the birthright determined who would inherit the covenant God made with Abraham; the covenant of a land, a nation, and the Messiah.

    Esau’s thought wasn’t that he was so hungry that he would die without food. Instead the idea was, “I will die one day anyway, so what good is this birthright to me? Esau thought little of the spiritual heritage connected to the birthright. He valued only material things, so a spiritual birthright meant little to him when his stomach was hungry. Many, if not most people, also place little value on spiritual things.

    History shows that men prefer illusions to realities, choose time rather than eternity, and the pleasures of sin for a season rather than the joys of God forever. Men will read trash rather than the Word of God, to a system of priorities that leaves God out of their lives. Multitudes of men spend more time in other things than on their soul, women give more minutes to their “to do list” than to the life of the eternal.
    Spiritually speaking, many today despise their birthright. Ephesians 1:3-14 shows us a treasury of riches that are ours by birthright in Jesus.

    “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:3-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    This is why Jacob wanted the birthright, he knew that the birthright was valuable and he wanted it.

  29. 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.

    The devil will always try to copy what God does but it never works out because the kingdom of God will always be stronger then the devils. That’s why through all the diversity and struggles the 12 brothers felt they were able to over come for the 12 tribes of Israel still stood when Ishmael fell.

  30. 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.

    *
    Gen 29:1-15 KJV – 1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east. 2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth. 3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in his place. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we. 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him. 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep. 9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep: for she kept them. 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother. 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son: and she ran and told her father. 13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things. 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month. 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

    *Gen 10:5 By these were the isles b of the Gentiles divided c in their lands; every one after d his tongue, after their families, in e their nations.

    Acts 11:1-10 KJV
    [1] … And the apostles and brethren that were in Judæa heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. [2] And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, [3] Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them. [4] But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying, [5] I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me: [6] Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. [7] And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. [8] But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. [9] But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. [10] And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven. …

  31. 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.

    There’s times in life I’ve wanted to give up but then I remember God has gotten me this far I can’t give up. Why has he brought me this far, I have a purpose and I can’t give up now. This walk will be apart of my testimony someday and for that I will be forever grateful.

  32. 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.
    Genesis 25:34 KJV

    The word ‘despise’ in this scripture gave two differing definitions which i found very interesting. First was carelessness, which we all see that Esau was very careless in trading his birthright for one meal. When i went and translated the Hebrew word for despised to English, google gave me to plunder, meaning the “violent and dishonest acquisition iof property”.

    I see this last scripture of the chapter not only showing us how Esau messed up but revealing the actions of Jacob as well. Jacob knew he had the advantage becuase his brother was hungry and he preyed on the fact that Esau wouldn’t be in any shape to counter or argue over what Jacob was asking for. That he wouldn’t truly grasp what he was giving away.

    Man, talk about the ultimate ‘Never know what ya got till it’s gone!’

  33. We have a promise from God. We can receive it if we obey what God has lined out for us. Let’s not get distracted by the cares of this life, but stay focused on kingdom work.

  34. 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.
    New living translation
    21 Issac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was unable to have children. The Lord answered Issac’s prayer and Rebekah became pregnant with twins.
    Having a faithful prayer life is good. Prayer works.
    I was watching on YouTube pastor Jentezen Franklin preaching and him and the choir were singing this song. It was very powerful and moving and healing.

    Take It To The Lord In Prayer

    What a Friend we have in Jesus
    All our sins and griefs to bear!
    What a privilege it is to carry
    Everything to God in prayer
    Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
    Our precious Savior, He is still our refuge
    Take it to the Lord in prayer
    Some things we have not
    Because we ask not
    When we have a Friend who’s there
    When we’re weak and heavy laden
    Cumbered with a load of care
    We should never be discouraged
    When we
    Take it to the Lord in prayer
    Some things we have not
    Because we ask not
    When we have a Friend who cares
    Oh what peace we often forfeit
    Oh what needless pain we bear
    Oh what peace we often forfeit
    Oh what needless pain we bear
    Oh what peace we often forfeit
    Oh what needless pain we bear
    Oh what peace we often forfeit
    Oh what needless pain
    Oh what needless pain,
    Oh what needless pain we bear
    We should never be discouraged
    When we
    Take it to the Lord in prayer
    mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm
    Take it to the Lord in prayer

  35. In this chapter, we see the lineage and promise coming to pass through the family/sons of Isaac that had been promised to Abraham, his father. We also see the carelessness and odds between brothers in the end of this chapter. We must learn to value what we have and use it for the Lord rather than seek things or take things that can /will bring division or tragedy.

  36. 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.

    What is thy birthright worth? Do not be a sellout for the world. The enemy of your soul would like to entice you letting you know how the grass in greener over the fence. How the still waters and rest are beyond your right as a son, beyond your covering. Yes your flesh may be craving a meal and refreshment but it is only deceptive tactics. What is it good for? What can you do with with this apostolic birthright? Just give me the pleasures of the now to satisfy my fleshly hunger you can have this birthright. Oh but those who wait upon the Lord. You may be thinking that everyone on the outside is getting blessed and getting relieved of their stress, they dont have to do so much they get a vacation they get time off they are relaxed. What’s this birthright good for me now. But there is an appointed time. When the blessing comes to fruition when it is the father’s time to bless his son. But only the ones with the birthright will obtain the blessings of the father. You have obtained the right by birth into His Kingdom. Do not be deceived or enticed by the world. There is a time that is coming when the father will bless. So dont sell out. Dont through out your anointing, your calling, you promise and prophecy, dont sell out your birthright. We are the sons of God and joint heirs. Wait on the Lord for the blessings of the father are far greater that the pleasures of the world now.

  37. “And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭25:31-33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    After reading this it made me think that we must appreciate what we have. If not you can lose a huge blessing. And it may seem like a small decision but it came with a huge price tag.

    “Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God. Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time. Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing—but by then it was too late, tears or no tears.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:14-17‬ ‭MSG‬‬

  38. Word to the wise don’t give up your stuff! If, God has appointed & anointed you for something or gifting, or ministry. Use it don’t loose it…..

    So, even when you are tired, hungry, tried to no end! Don’t give up anything Lord Jesus has given you. Just hold on it’s not worth loosing your place in God!

    “Be encouraged”……

  39. All we have to do is have enough hunger for god and use that hunger tp cry out to him and praise him tje rest he will do and he’ll bless you with many gifts.

  40. 33But 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.

    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.

    Hunger took over….physically we are weak. So Esau gave in to hunger pains, like we all do when we are hungry. Spiritually we are stronger, and with God we can overcome anything.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s