We are born into families and homes. Mostly we see these families and homes as our source of strength, hope and glory.

The story of Jacob and Esau is a clear example of a son seeking blessings from a father. From the Scriptures, Jacob on two occasions deceived his brother Esau and took away something which was rightfully his. Jacob took away his birthright.

Sometimes we unconsciously give out our birthright and opportunities through some carelessness. Esau did not value what he had. He did not value his position as the first son otherwise he would not have exchanged his birthright with a bowl of stew. How many times have we as Christians not exchanged our gold for silver.


Esau depended on his father’s blessings but his father’s blessing was limited. Sometimes we depend on the words of men instead of God’s word. Most people have their lives shattered because someone promised and disappointed them.

Put the past behind you and press on towards the goal. Isaac told Esau that by his sword he shall live, and serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you become restless, that you shall break his yoke from your neck.