Tuesday, July 18, 2023

July 18, 2023

God called Esau Edom, probably because he chose food over his birthright. What struck me about his re-naming was that God didn't forget his mistake. Like Esau, we've all done stupid things in our past, and God doesn't forget! We are so unworthy of Him. What can we do to overcome our past? Nothing. Jesus is the only way. We must remain hidden within him so that God only sees the righteousness of Jesus. Do not step out from under his covering.

As can be seen from the scriptures, God gave Esau Mount Seir as his inheritance, so he regulated his time on earth to that area. His sons and grandsons became kings, and some were called dukes while all of Israel lived under the Egyptians' rule. The promise didn't look promising when Israel saw how Edom was living.

Without Jesus, the people of the world earn everything they get in the here and now and are left without anything in eternity. Their property and money rot with them upon their death. Those who trust God and are established in Jesus will live in eternal prosperity. Don't sweat it if you are poor during your short time in the flesh; we have the riches and comfort of our Father to look forward to in our future. Our inheritance is everlasting and stored in Heaven.

Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. Genesis 36:1

And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel. Genesis 36:31

No comments:

Post a Comment