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.
Jacob was highly favored by God (Genesis 25:23).
However, simply because he was ordained by God to be greater than Esau did not mean that there is nothing to learn from Esau.
Despite the fact that he was cheated of the blessing (Genesis 27), Esau later turned out to be a great success and there are reasons for this (Genesis 33:9).
Esau is a pattern to us because he did not need fourteen years under the harshness of Laban in order to learn his lessons (Genesis 31).
What does this tell us?
There are things in the spirit that responded to Jacob while there are also things in the spirit that favoured Esau.
And as a child of God, you must know the principles that work for both kinds of men.
Esau was a hard worker, a man who understood the virtue in labour.
As children of God, it is important to be hard workers. In your work place, be the best performer.
If it is school, don’t just pass, excel. If it is prayer, pray hard! If it is study of the Word, read it like your life depends on it because it does!
Another lesson from Esau is the fact that he knew how to cook his father’s venison.
This is an important principle for every Christian: know the things that please those who have authority over you, whether, biological or spiritual.
Know the things that please the arm that feeds you, such as your boss.
Above all, you must be intimately acquainted with the things that bless our heavenly Father God’s heart. What does He love? Do those things.
You must have the wisdom of both Esau and of Jacob; BELIEVE like Jacob [in the grace that favoured you without your works] but LIVE like Esau [after the pattern of the principles that made him a success].
Believe in the blessing of God that makes rich and adds no sorrow (Proverbs 10:22) but you must also have the “wisdom to hunt and cook venison”.
FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 31, Genesis 27
You must have the wisdom of both Esau and of Jacob; (BELIEVE like Jacob but LIVE like Esau [after the pattern of the principles that made him a success].
Believe in the blessing of God that makes rich and adds no sorrow but you must also have the “wisdom to hunt and cook venison.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this great wisdom. I thank you for your grace and the abundant favour upon my life; that which gives me an added advantage over those of this world. Abba, I thank you for instruction that causes me never to take your grace in vain. I am grateful because you continually teach me those priceless principles that mould me into a great person. When the world looks for those that know their fields, for the hard workers and for men of integrity, I will stand out, not to be counted among the number but as one in my own league. I stand in the blessed and steadfast assurance that I cannot fail. I go upward and upward only. My story is great. I will finish well. To the glory of your name. Amen.