Text: Genesis 25: 32-33 “And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Growing up in an African home, your position in the household matters a lot because as the 1st son or the 1st daughter of the house there are responsibilities as well as benefits attached to that position. The 1st son or 1st daughter guards jealously their position to ensure they do not betray their parents trust. This doesn’t mean the other children are not important but it simply means there is a greater responsibility on the 1st son or daughter of the household. In our text we see Esau despising his birthright because of food; Esau probably did not value his birthright and didn’t think his utterances will cost him his blessing.  Jacob wittingly stole Esau’s birthright and blessing thereby carrying on the covenant that God made to Abraham. As a child of God we have been born into the kingdom of God so we should guard our birthright jealously. We shouldn’t toil with sin no matter the enticement or the benefit we think we’ll derive from it instead we should look unto God for his blessings. I pray that you will not sell your birthright in Jesus name. AMEN

Prayer point: Father I pray for the grace to be righteousness conscious so that I do not sell my birthright as a result of ignorance in Jesus name, AMEN.

Bible Reading in one year: Genesis 31-32 & Mark 3