Esau sold Jacob his birthright for food. He was hungry, and Jacob gave him something to eat and placed no value on the birthright. When Isaac was near death, Jacob, with the help of his mother, disguised himself as Esau and stole Esau’s blessing and inheritance. I can see some similarities in this to us as Christians. We are like Jacob, coming to salvation as liars and thieves with no rights to the blessings of the Jews. However, they sold their birthright to us because they did not value it.
On the other hand, we as Christians see the value in the blessing of salvation through the Messiah, who was meant to save the Jews, but they rejected him, so he gave it to us. We stole their Messiah! Jacob, who sought the blessing by any means possible, placed more value on it than Esau. Those who have rejected Jesus will fill the tent of Isaac with their cries like Esau when they find out the consequences of their roofless decision. Esau then set out to try and kill Jacob; those who see how blessed we are will try any means possible to destroy us. However, Esau was unsuccessful in his pursuit to kill Jacob, nor will our enemies succeed because we have everlasting life. God help the dead so that they might return to life and accept Jesus before it’s too late.
And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. Genesis 27:34-35