𝚆𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚒𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚟𝚊𝚕𝚞𝚎.
In Abraham’s culture, the oldest son in a family typically received a position of leadership and privilege, called the birthright.
This son received a greater inheritance from his parents, along with greater responsibilities for caring for the rest of the family.
As you read Genesis 25:29–34, consider why Esau might have been willing to give up his birthright in exchange for a meal.
What lessons do you find for yourself in this account?
For example, is there any “pottage” that is distracting you from blessings that are of most value to you?
What are you doing to focus on and appreciate these blessings?
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🎨 🖼: Esau Sells His Birthright to Jacob, by Glen S. Hopkinson