SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-34
Here we have the story of Jacob and Easu. Easu was a hunter but Jacob chose the path of least resistance. Isaac loved Easu because of all the game that he brought. In this encounter between the brothers Easu was famished and arrived home and said to Jacob, please feed me with the red stew you made for I am weary. Verses 31-34 state, “But Jacob said, ‘Sell me your birthright as of this day.’ And Easu said, ‘Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?’ Then Jacob said, ‘Swear to me as of this day.’ So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Easu bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Easu despised his birthright.” God sees the things we do and what Easu did was very displeasing in God’s sight. Even nations have covenantal birthrights as a result of what previous generations did. Is it possible that we live in a generation of Americans who are despising our birthright? It is not only possible, it is unfolding before us! The question is what are we going to do about it? Just because some are despising the birthright, it does not mean that we can or should allow this to continue or that we should passively back away from it. We need to lay hold of what previous generations have put into place for us. It makes a difference. Our forefathers established a covenant with God and that covenant promises the power to get wealth for those seeking God’s purposes. We can set our faith in motion to reestablish it and help move forward in the right direction again in our generation. God seeks relationship with every generation. Are we willing to see God’s Word established in our generation? Praying for wisdom and favor for a president who wants to restore provision is a godly thing to do!