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Esau sells his birthright for a bowl of soup.

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Esau sells his birthright for a bowl of soup:

In this week's Torah reading or study, Esau trades his birthright for a bowl of lentil soup,

Genesis 25:30-34 says: And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”

And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?” Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.”

So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

What do we learn from this weeks bible study?
Esau giving up his birth right for a bowl of soup is a lesson for each one of us to learn from;

There are two lessons to learn from this scripture.

The first one is the character of Esau which represents the natural fallen evil energies or evil habits which are concealed in every human being, these evil habits in one's life focusses on the entertainment and the pleasing of the evil carnal desires of the flesh,

where a human being is willing to use his own talents, skills, and ideologies of his own intellect, so that he or she may solve and take care of his or her life,

in such cases; most of the people will trade or exchange their talents and spiritual identity for the pursuit of riches, love of money, and the desire of owning new material things that are sold on the stock market,

( people living out of the means of their salary, taking loans to buy new material things that they can not afford, the misusing of credit cards which leads to debt etc)

The second lesson is the character of Jacob:

Jacob represents the inner righteous qualities which are hidden in every human being, and these righteous values are the talents that God uses to restore and draw back the evil energies or talents of Esau back into God's service,

that is the reason why God allowed Jacob to deceive Esau, because Jacob was willing to use his talents and energies to serve the will God in the earth rather than serving his own selfish motives,

The words of the wise man in Ecclessiastes 2:26 says: For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God.

Exercise for the week; try to engage your energies (talents, money, and strength) into supporting, promoting and giving into God's work or leaders who teaches you about God's ways.

 
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By: Apostle A. Ngabo.