All posts tagged: Life lessons

So a pigeon walks on to this bus…

So how did a kid’s story end up as our topic du jour? And wait, I saw myself in the main character!

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A Stew, a Stew! My Kingdom for a Stew!

Originally posted on Reflections in The WORD:
And Jacob [cooked stew]: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: and Esau said to Jacob, “Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red [stew]; for I am faint”… 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?” And Jacob said, “Swear to me this day”; and he [swore] unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and [stew] of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.” ~ Genesis 25:29-34 BIBLICAL BACKGROUND The Birthright was the privilege to be the one through which God would enact/deliver the promise He had made to Abraham to establish a holy nation/people. As the firstborn son, Esau was to inherit The Birthright when his father died. In selling his Birthright, he relinquished that privilege to Jacob. Believers also have a…

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