Hebrews 12:16, NIV: See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.

The momentary wants, passing pleasures, or even immediate needs of this life can at times easily cloud our thinking, and draw us to act in ways that are not truly in our own best interest. Esau, in his moment of need, considered his birthright a worthless thing. "Look, I am about to die," Esau told Jacob, "What good is the birthright to me?" As Christians, we have a birthright ourselves--an inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven. It is truly a shame how many of us, for needs or wants, will consider our inheritance as nothing. We may not think of it that way. But when we knowingly sin in order to fulfill a selfish momentary want, or we decide our need outweighs Godís will and do not put our faith in Him, we sell out.