(Genesis 25-26, Matthew 9)
Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Genesis 25:31-32 ESV)
We need a longer view, an eternal mindset. Life happens and exhaustion sets in, and before long we lose sight of our purpose. We settle for a bowl of soup and disregard our inheritance. The scripture says, shortsightedness is more than just foolishness, it’s the equivalent of despising one’s inheritance (Genesis 25: 34)
In this hour, we cannot afford to be flippant with the promises of God. We must steward our hearts, our own regard for the Word of God over our lives. We must take care not to allow the events of life to wear down our hope. We must set our sights on the horizon, not live with our necks bent low and our eyes fixed on the ground.
We must look up! We must set our eyes of Christ, the author and perfector of our faith. We must remember that this life is fading. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. Oh, but our Christ will remain! Our hope is not here, our hope is not rooted in that which is passing away. Our hope is this: Jesus is coming. He’s coming soon!
Let’s not give up our inheritance for a bowl of soup. Regard the promise. Remember the Word of the Lord over your life. He will most certainly bring it all to pass.