#667 – Bread And Stew

Good morning people who make wise decisions

Genesis 25:29-34 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!” 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.

Esau gave away what was most important for a momentary pleasure; he gave away his birthright for some bread and lentil stew.

What have we given away for a momentary pleasure? Have we traded something of significance for something fleeting? Are we living in light of eternity or for the moment?

Do we know what is most important to God? Do we know what is most important to us and to those we love? Are we treating the important things in life with the respect they deserve?

Our choices today could be more significant than simply the here and now. Let’s choose wisely and let’s honour that which is most important.