Genesis 25:31-32 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
Esau had both spiritual and physical rights and privileges coming his way. One day he would be head of his family both in government and spiritually. He was set to be the spiritual leader. Instead of us hearing and knowing the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob we were going to know the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Esau.
But Esau was more worried about his belly than God’s will. He was more worried about the present than the future. He was willing to sacrifice all that God had for him for a plate of beans.
I can hear you now as you exclaim what a foolish person he was. I agree with you 100% but I almost must say that many of you are doing the exact same thing right now with your lives. You are more worried about your physical health than your spiritual health. So you exercise, eat right, get enough sleep, but you care little for the things of God.
Many are more concerned about getting their retirement ready than they are about walking with God. Your car, your house, your toys are more important and consume more of your life than they should and you know it.
Many young ladies and young men will not wait for God’s timing on marriage because they want to enjoy the privileges of marriage without the responsibility.
What are you sacrificing right now that is robbing you of future blessings? Will you be sorry some day that you did not seek first the kingdom of God in some area of your life?
Oh you are already forgiven. God will love you then just as much as he does now or ever did or ever will but is that enough to make you feel good about putting Him to the side?
I challenge you to get your priorities right today!