Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 25:27-28 (KJV); And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Religion has taught Christians that they can receive nothing from God without tireless hard work. In religion, there is no place for favour.
But what does the Bible teach?
Why did God speak of giving you houses you did not build, wells you did not dig and vineyards you did not plant?( Deuteronomy 6:11).
This was the life of Jacob. In sharp contrast to his brother Esau who was a hunter and a very hard worker, Jacob was a tent dweller who was not familiar with the rigorous demands of the fields.
Isaac sought to bless Esau based on what he could do. However, this was not God’s plan. He ensured that Jacob who had done nothing to deserve it would receive the blessing.
In fact, when Rebecca asked Jacob to pose as Esau, she took the responsibility of any curse he might receive (Genesis 27:13). She was a figure of the Christ who became a curse for us in Galatians 3:13.
God couldn’t allow the hunter to arrive before the tent dweller received the father’s blessing; this is what is called the grace of God.
There are times you will hunt for game but there are also times you will be given game. It is your choice child of God.
This does not mean that Christians have to sit back and do nothing, to never work, get jobs and simply await miracles. No!
We work hard and strive to be the very best at what we do but we are also conscious of the favour of God that constantly gives us advantage over others.
Some Christians have feared unmerited blessings because of the religious misconceptions that were preached to them over the years.
Yet the scriptures say “If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19). Some Christians are obedient but they are not willing to receive the blessings of God. Child of God, not everything should come to you the hard way.
The favour of God has prepared for you things that you do not deserve. You must believe it!
FURTHER STUDY: John 16:33 AMP, 1 Corinthians 2:12AMP
Child of God, not everything should come to you the hard way. The favour of God has prepared for you things that you do not deserve. You must believe it!
PRAYER: Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for this word. I thank you because I do not struggle in life. Things come easily for me. I am willing and obedient in the name of Jesus. I therefore eat of the good of the land. Thank you for your grace that labours in me mightily. Thank you for the access I have to all things in you by this grace. I cannot be denied. In Jesus’s name, Amen.