Despising Our Birthright – Genesis 25:34

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.


How often do the pressing impulses and perceived needs of my flesh lead me to despise my spiritual birthright in Jesus? The battle for control of my will rages daily. Self vs. birthright. Jesus has secured glory for me; yet, the temptations of everyday life rarely bring out the glory in me. If only one could get their mind around the magnitude of the birthright they have through Lord Jesus. The great significant truths must always be kept foremost in our minds but especially when the impulses of the flesh raise their ugly heads. We tend to despise the great promises when our flesh presses.

Christ has covered us with His righteousness. He has filled us with His Spirit. He will reveal us in glory. He has given us our birthright into Heaven. May we never despise it for the fleeting pleasures of the flesh.

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