Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: January 9, Cherishing builds a fortress…
- Genesis 25:1-27:46
“And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.” –Genesis 25:34, NKJV
In the face of short-term misery, Esau buckled. He cherished not his inheritance and gave it away for a simple bowl of lentil soup. Esau knew the heart of his brother; he knew Jacob’s greed. And in a moment of desperation, Esau gave up that which was uniquely his to satisfy a hunger he could not look beyond.
Let us not be Esau. In moments where we cannot imagine beyond the barrier before us, may be remember Esau. May we remember our unique place in God’s kingdom. May we remember that this, too, shall pass. And may we remember there is more beyond what stands immediately before us.
More than that, may we cherish our unique inheritance. May we come with grateful hearts that God would choose us as His own. May we so adore Jesus that we cannot imagine releasing Him for any cost. For in cherishing, we build a fortress around, preventing the occasion that we ever consider something worth losing the inheritance.