What good is my birthright to me now?
There have been times, like Esau, I was willing to give up the lasting glory of God’s favor and blessing for the momentary glory of the temporary. There have been times in my life that I thought so little of the greatness and awesomeness of my inheritance that I traded part of the future for the now and at the time it seemed so urgent. Looking back it was foolish, just like Esau.
Good decisions are made when we are:
- Rested. Esau was exhausted (25:29)
- Realistic in our thinking. Was Esau really “starving.” (25:30,32)
- Reflective on the impact the decision will have on our future. (25:32)
Don’t sacrifice future blessings for immediate pleasures.