Just like Esau selling his birthright, we may feel temporarily hungry and thirsty now, and we do the same thing in one moment. We sell our soul, our inheritance, for something other that promises it will satisfy but never ever truly does.
What gain is it a man if he gains the
whole world yet loses his soul.
Often times we are just like Esau… more than willing to give up everything for what we want, right now.
What if someone came up to you today and said you can have everything you’ve ever wanted in the world… only there is one stipulation… in order to get everything you want, you have to forfeit Christ.
We are hungry, thirsty, broken, we want a quick remedy, and so often in utter panic and hopelessness we jump to the first thing that offers even just temporary relief.
Esau had a birthright. We have an inheritance. I imagine Esau didn’t recognize the seriousness of his decision, the extent of what he was giving up.
Do you think if Esau knew the measure of the inheritance he had as Isaac’s first son he would have given it all up for a measly pot of stew?
He may have, but I’m certain he would have really considered what he was forfeiting before giving it all up. He would have at least weighed the pros and the cons, took some time and counted the cost.
Do we know the inheritance we have in Christ?
I’m just like Esau… I’m a daughter of the King. I’ve been given the richest inheritance, and often times I am willing to blow it all for a quick fix. Something I am led to believe I need, right here, right now.
The enemy will try and deceive you and tell you it’s well worth the risk to have everything you want on earth, all the world has to offer right here, right now. But I’m here to tell you that is a lie.
It is worth it to wait.
To wait on the Lord, and receive all He has for you– the very best.
Nothing in this world even pales in comparison to who He is and the inheritance we have been given in Christ.
The things of this world are temporal, fleeting, and momentary.
Would we stop and consider the cost?
We are sons and daughters of the King, and as sons and daughters, everything He has is ours.