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Are You Hungry, Have You Despise Your Birthright

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Are You Hungry, Have You Despise Your Birthright

32 And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?” Genesis 25:32
 
I’ve worked all day. It’s been one of those days when I have not made time to eat.  I am exhausted tired and hungry. I am so hungry all I can think of is food. I come in the door, and all I want to know about is eating. Would you at that point sell your future for food? This is the situation Esau finds himself in when his brother will only give him food if he trades him his birthright. Birthright in modern terms is his inheritance. Esau had a considerable inheritance, and he sold it for a plate of food.   
 
You may think what a bizarre thing to do. You and I would not have given up such an inheritance given the same situation. We definitely would not have given it all up for a plate of food. How about a drink, a feast, a one night stand? Would we sell our inheritance for a political party, fashion, a celebrity? A star, a king. Would you trade it for a kingdom, an empire? Would you sell your inheritance for instant gratification? Would you sell it so you can escape your present condition?  What would you trade your birthright your inheritance for?  
 
As ludicrous as it may appear for Esau to have traded his birthright for a plate of food we are no different.  We sell our inheritance our heritage for much less. We will sell our inheritance for fear of what people think of us. We worry about what people who come in and out of our lives think.
 
Esau traded his inheritance because he lost sight of it. All he could see was the immediate, the now, self-gratification. Had he thought about it for just a second he would have walked away hungry. The creator of the universe has promised you an eternal inheritance. An inheritance that will surpass your imagination in ways you can’t conceive.  What he has promised us is unassailable it can’t be stolen, lost, misplaced or denied. But it can be sold. What will you sell it for? What will you sell your eternal inheritance for? Or are you willing to walk away hungry today that you might gain your inheritance tomorrow? Do you realize Esau could have walked out of the tent? Walked over to his fathers or mothers tent a few feet away and been fed? Will you like Esau disparage your inheritance? That you will not walk away from that which will steal your victory. Will you sell your inheritance for a temporary satisfaction? Esau would get hungry again. 
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What Has He Done

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What Has He Done

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:3-4

Should you not rejoice in the assurance of what God has done for you? Your inheritance is secure under the protection of God Himself. There is nothing that can take away what God has for you. It is stored beyond the reach of anyone or anything that would want to take it from you. Your inheritance will always be yours.  What is available to you is only available to you because of the resurrection of Christ. His resurrection is what makes your inheritance possible. Another reason to praise God.

Spirit of Wisdom

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Spirit of wisdom

16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, Ephesians 1:16-17 

Paul is praying that we would receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation so we can understand what our hope in Christ is and what we have to look forward to. He wants us to know intimately what God has prepared for us.  Not figuratively but through unmovable belief, we should expect the fulfillment of the inheritance we have already received and will forever continue to receive. He is praying that through the spirit of wisdom and knowledge we become aware of the immovability of the hope and the promise of life in Christ. This life and promise is undeniable and is secure in God Himself.

Inheritance

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Inheritance

12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:12-14

The dominion of darkness has no place in our lives as we have been transplanted into the kingdom of His son. We have access to His kingdom because we have been redeemed through the shedding of His blood, for the forgiveness of our sin. We are grateful, thankful that God the Father has made us inheritors of His amazing riches.

An Inheritance in Heaven

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An Inheritance in Heaven

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, Ephesians 1:3-4

This is what we have received, it is already done and reserved for you and me.