“And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? 33. And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swear unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.” Genesis 25:32-34
May our Minds not deceive us to negotiate for things that have no eternal value in Jesus name, amen.
Esau came back home hungry. He needed food by all means. He could not control his appetite for food. He therefore set his Mind on the pottage of Jacob his twin brother. He wouldn’t go to the kitchen to find food for himself. He was too lazy to do that. How our lazy Minds have made us sell precious things in our lives. The Mind of Esau did not value his birthright again because of lunch. WHAT HUNGER DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOUR MIND IS SET TO LOOSE PRECIOUS THINGS THAT GOD HAS ENDOWED YOU WITH? THINK ABOUT IT!
In verse 32, there we saw the Mind-set of Esau. ”And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?”
Does skipping lunch kills? Ordinary lunch Esau? What are you passing through right now in your life, family, business, career, ministry that your Mind is telling you the end has come to your life? Do not fall to the deceit of the devil. Don’t fall to self-deception. Don’t fall to the pressure of men to set your Mind to do evil. Don’t give up on that opportunity just for the enticing opportunity of the moment.
Don’t you think is possible that the Mind of Esau has been wanting the bread and pottage of lentiles of Jacob all along? It is possible. Therefore, he was ready to sell whatever Jacob will demand from him for just the enjoyment of the moment.
There is so much in Christ Jesus than bread and pottage of lentiles. If you have received Christ into your life, I congratulate you. But if you set your Mind to sell your privilege and portion in Christ for the mundane things of this world, that will be unwise. YOUR MIND IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON THAT YOU HAVE. Our Minds can make or mar us. What is in a Red Pottage that made Esau forfeited a profitable birthright? Don’t be quick to judge Esau. What is your Mind craving for that you think is more profitable than your relationship with God? ‘’For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeit his life?’’ Matthew 16:26. Is it possible to gain the whole world? It is not possible. Free your Mind from all the deceit that comes to it.
The forfeiture of the birthright of Esau was foretold before his birth. Should ‘negative’ prophesies come to pass in our lives? No. A transformed Mind, the Mind that is focused on Christ, the Mind that value the purpose of life more than pleasures of the world, the Mind that sees a bright future in birthright, the Mind that knows that forfeiting birthright is equally forfeiting the blessings and benefits in it, are the Minds that can overcome ‘negative’ prophesies.
True, the purpose of God for Jacob to be the head while his brother Esau serve him must be fulfilled. My approach to this passage, was the Mind-set displaced Esau. Jacob Mind-set of deception, is the topic for another day
It is possible your Mind has deceived you to sell your Birthright and missed your Blessing like Esau. Hebrews 12:15-17. Since you are alive to read this, it means there is hope for you. Don’t write yourself off. Our God is a merciful God. Your Mind can be changed and there will be a restoration of lost glory, opportunity, life, family, integrity, ministry, career and whatsoever plan God have for your life can still be fulfil. Turn to Jesus today because he has the Power to forgive your past foolishness and give your Mind the Power to go and sin no more.
Beloved, your Birthright in Christ has infinite value. Our birthright in Christ makes us joint heir of the covenant of the kingdom. Let’s keep our hearts with all diligence to enjoy this incomparable reality.
I pray for you today, that negative prophecies will not come to pass in your life. Whatever God does not want in your life, you will not want it. Your Mind will not deceit you to value the pleasure of a moment for the forfeiture of eternal pleasure. The Mind that wait on the Lord to have the right things of life at the right time, will be your portion. Your hunger will be for righteousness and not things that will steal the glory of God from you. You will enjoy your birthright and the blessings that comes with it in Jesus name, amen.
The kingdom of God is the kingdom of the soul. The soul consist of your emotion, mind and will. God wants to control your soul. Surrender your soul to Jesus today.
Your Transformation is my concern
Fulfilling purpose keeps me excited
I celebrate you! Be healthy and wealthy in your mind!
Matthew Abolurin is the Principal Consultant/CEO of Pep Access Ltd, a consulting outfit responsible for Business conception, actualization and growth, Sales and Marketing Training and HR Management. Matthew Abolurin is the President of Transformation Network International, a multifaceted Network where wisdom is given to create a life of Purpose, Passion, Peace and Prosperity.