by Randy Chambers, 2014-05-08
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.