Genesis 25:32 – “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”
Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. He was the first born of Jacob and he was inline to receive the blessings and inheritance of his father and God. But he was hungry and weak and gave it up for some soup.
It is our spiritual birthright to be children of God when we accept Jesus Christ as our savior. We become a part of God’s family with the inheritance of his kingdom, Heaven. But we sometimes sell that birthright by falling into the old evil ways that we had before accepting him. Sometimes we sell our birthright for sex, drugs, alcohol, and whatever else feels good.
Our emotional birthright is to have joy. But so often we sell that birthright to fear, doubt, anxiety, pride, guilt, and bitterness. We let the troubles and worries of this world rob our joy.
It is our physical birthright to be healthy and trim. But we often times sell it for pleasures that only last a moment. I think about all the things I sold my birthright for in the past. Pizza, peanut butter, brownies, Krispy Kreme donuts, General Tso’s chicken, Snickers Dark, and other delights stole my physical birthright away.
It’s time to reclaim your birthright. By the power of God you can do so. God wants you to be the best that you can be. He is standing by to help you if you ask and receive.
Dear God, I thank you for the birthright. Forgive me for selling it so often for pleasures that only last for a moment. Give me the strength to resist the things that draw me from you. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Your son and my savior. Amen.
We have a birthright that no man can steal
God given inheritance in the kingdom above
Paid in advance, His son’s “New Deal”
Bought with the blood, Sealed with Love.
Hold on to it with all of your might
Precious gift of grace, Free to all
It is a brilliant guiding light
Illuminating the path so you won’t fall