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- 1.The Exchange Birthright
2. 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!" ( That is why he was also called Edom .)
- Jacob replied, "First sell me yourbirthright ."
- "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.
3. What is a Birthright?
- The advantages given to the eldest son.
- Great respect in the household.
- Double portion of fathers property. (Deuteronomy 21:15-17)
- Succeed the father in official authority (2 Chronicles 21:3)
4. Esau Exchanged it for Red Stew
- He was hungry
- He doesnt think at that time that the birthright was of any use.
5. How Does the Lord View This?
- Hebrews 12:16
- See that no one is sexually immoral, or isgodless like Esau , who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.
- In India, such kind of food is very ordinary and is a picture of low quality.
6. What does this mean to me?
- It means that when one rejects the Gospel, I am also rejecting Gods offer of a birthright and inheritance of eternal life.
- If I do not follow Gods commands, I will miss out on his blessing.
- It is possible that God wants us to take to next level but were stuck at one point.
- Do we compromise our faith because of the demands of the world.
7. Did God Make a Mistake in Esau
- No in fact God knew this will happen.
- The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."
- When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau's heel; so he was named Jacob. (Genesis 25:23-26)
- Jacob was a deceiver. He was not totally innocent here.
- It shows that God loves us and accepts us by Grace.
- Jacobs sons became the chosen nation.
- Jacob was also called Israel (Genesis 32:28)
- Writing off of line was done
- Ishmaels line
- Esaus line
9. The Beginning of Israel Abraham Ishmael Isaac Esau Jacob 10. Interesting
- When Jacob and his descendents were in Egypt, it took 400 years for God to save them and send to the promise land.
- From Malachi to the time of Jesus, it also took 400 years.
11. Esaus, Edomites
- Descendents became bitter enemies of Israel (just as God said during Esaus birth)
- Plundered and attacked Israel 4 times.
- They usually help Israels enemies.
- There were prophecies regarding its fall.
- Some say Job (Jobab) was an Edomite. The names of Esaus descendents can also be found in the book of Job.
- The region has muchreddish sandstone , which may have given rise to the name "Edom".
- (Interesting See: Genesis 25:30)
- The nation of Edom is known to have existed back to the8thor9th century BC E, and the Bible dates it back several centuries further.
- It had kings even before the time of Israel. (Genesis 36:31)
- Read (1 Samuel 8:6-7)
13. Edom Today This is the Kings Highway. The Israelites wanted to pass here but the Edomites refused. (Num 20:17-18; Deut 2:1-8). http://www.bibleplaces.com/edom.htm 14. The Last Hurrah of the Edomites
- Herod was an Idumean (Greek for Edomite)
- During his time Edom was a conquered nation.
- By 70 AD their line slowly disappeared
15. What does this mean to me?
- Interest in God
- Jacob was interested but Esau was not.
- Struggling With God
- Jacob did and became Israel
- Esau doesnt care.
- Jacob showed humility (Genesis 32:10)
16. What does this mean to me?
- Our choices or decisions will have consequences.
- Accepting God or rejecting Him will have eternal consequences