When your life is controlled by your urges, there is little hope that it will end with a great legacy. So many people chase the next big toy, meal, job, relationship or other stimulus never realizing fulfillment does not come from things.
Esau traded his life for stew. Sadly, as ludicrous as that sounds, it is no different than those that trade for drugs, alcohol, pornography or acceptance.
We must set our heart and minds on things above. Then, we can enjoy the eternal inheritance provided by our Lord. We also will remain unencumbered so we can address the issues we face. In Christ,we are fully armed and ready to fight the battles of life and walk with discipline. As we do, we honor his name and become eternity minded and prepared. Then when we are faced with a short-term choice that could wipe out our legacy, we seek his kingdom first. That is what Abraham would do, but that is the opposite of what Esau did.
God Bless You
Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.
He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” That is why he was also called Edom.
Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”
“Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”
But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.So Esau despised his birthright.