Monday, July 27, 2015

Events of the Bible: Jacob and Esau -Weekly Devotion

What we Read This Week:
 Rebekah, the wife of Isaac, was pregnant with twin boys Jacob and Esau. Esau was born first therefore he received the birthright. (The birthright belonged to the oldest son and it entitled him to the largest share of his father's estate.) Jacob, however, was set on getting this birthright and tried to deceive his father Isaac into giving it to him. He did this by covering his arms in goat hair to resemble Esau's hairy arms that way when blind and old Isaac would feel him, he would think it was Esau and give over the birth right. His plan was successful and when Esau returned, he was furious.
Relating it to Your Life:
 Sigh... Just another example of people seeking materialistic things or money $$. Jacob and Esau could have had a great relationship with each other and with the Lord however both of those relationships will forever have a strain on them all because Jacob wanted the birthright. Don't let money or material things become an idol that you loose sight of what's really important. Things will never satisfy like real relationships with your family, friends, and with the Lord.
This Weeks Reading: Genesis 37-40
I hope y'all enjoyed this weeks devotion. Don't forget to comment below or email me your thoughts or questions on anything! Talk to you very soon :)

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