Jacob and Esau (pt.2)

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
The lives of Jacob and Esau teaches us the importance of valuing our God-given blessings and not squandering them for short-term gratification. We should strive to live lives that are pleasing to God, and make sure that nothing is more important than Jesus in our lives.
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Sermon Handout

  • Genesis 25:27-34
Sermon Series:
Will Robinson

Genesis 25:27 – 34

27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.

28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished;

30 and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished.” Therefore his name was called Edom.

31 But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.”

32 Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?” 33 And Jacob said, “First swear to me”; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Key points to understanding the Issac/Rebekkah household:

  • The birthright (Please read: Deut. 21:17; 1 Chron. 5:1-2) Why was the selling of Esau’s birthright such a big deal?
  • The blessing (Please read: Gen 27:26-29; Gen. 28:13-15) What was “the blessing”?
  • The sin (Please read: Genesis 25:27-34; 27:30-45) Did Esau commit any unpardonable sins?
  • The tears (Please read: Gen. 27:34-40; Heb. 12:16-17) When is repentance, really, only remorse?