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Good Morning. 

So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” (Genesis 27:41)

Like Cain before him, Esau was motivated to kill his brother out of jealousy. The fact of the matter is, he envied something that he thought was his (the blessing of the firstborn) but never was. When it comes to the firstborn, we think in flesh and blood terms; God doesn’t necessarily view it that way. In other words, when it came to the covenant, it wasn’t the firstborn that Isaac put his seed into that mattered, it was the one that God put His seed (His Word) in that mattered. Esau didn’t see it that way and determined within his heart to murder his brother.

How many other acts of violence were carried out because someone thought they were entitled to something that was never theirs? If you think about it, this is the ploy that the Adversary used in the very beginning. He convinced the woman that God had something  she was entitled to and He was keeping from her (the knowledge of good and evil). She listened to this voice long enough that it resulted in death and exile.

We need to be careful what we desire and pursue. We mustn’t ever think that we are entitled to something lest we get what we want. Trouble is, what we want isn’t always what we need. Desiring those things we don’t need always leads to trouble for us and for others. Rather than having an entitlement mentality, as the people of God, we need to have a grateful mentality and appreciate all of the good things our Father allows us to have. He is good Father and will give His children what they need to prosper.

Blessings and Shalom,  




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