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Thursday, March 7th, '19

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WHY ESAU WAS HATED

"And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father" (Genesis 27:38)

 

Malachi commences the final prophecy of the old covenant saying, "I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau..." Those words sound a bit foreign to a God who is called love. Know that the greater the love the greater the ability to loathe. Esau was despised because Esau "despised the birthright" (Genesis 25:34). According to Strong's the word there means to disesteem, scorn or condemn. He counted the birthright, the elder son's portion, of little worth. "For one morsel of meat", Esau "sold his birthright" (Hebrews 12:16). Thinking he was starving to death, which was a huge overstatement and the mindset of a brat, Esau traded the family inheritance to Jacob for a bowl of chili soup, "pottage" the Bible called it or "red stuff". From then on he would be known as "Edom", a twist on the name Adam, which means "red clay" or "red stuff". This shows that it is the old Adamic nature that God so despises.

 

And there is a clear reason for it. Let me continue. Jacob didn't bilk Esau out of the birthright. That was a fair business proposition, trading a legal document for a bowl of soup. He did however, with the help of a conniving mother, swindle Isaac's paternal blessing away from Esau. We cannot commend Jacob for acting like the Jacob or swindler implied in his name. But notice Esau's cry when he brought the venison to his father and discovered the news that the prize prophetic blessing had already been conferred to the younger sibling. Esau went into lamentation. The last phrase of the text says that Esau "lifted up his voice and wept".

 

The key to understanding why Esau was hated or despised is inherent in those tears. Notice, Esau didn't beg his father to restore the birthright to him, but he pleaded for the blessing. For with the birthright came grave responsibility, carrying on the father's will, instructions, family identity, guarding the family name, caring for the clan and etc. Esau wanted the blessing but not the responsibility. Jacob on the other hand was willing to accept authority and fulfill demands. Esau was called a "fornicator" and "profane person" (Hebrews 12:16). Those titles were spiritual as much as moral. He married two Hittite women that were a constant sore spot to their mother-in-law. He simply didn't care about covenant and rightness, only his hungry belly. Like so many today who want the blessing but not the Blesser, who want God's presents but not His presence, the gifts but not the Giver, Esau shirked responsibility and settled to be only half a man when he was born, for destiny, as the older twin. Esau never became what he was designed to be because of a fatal weakness in character. He didn't value what God values. He counted as minimum what God counted as premium. Don't fall into that trap friend, that is, the easiness and laziness of the flesh. Instead be a wrestler as was Jacob, for he not only strove for the earthly blessing, he later wrestled with the angel of the Lord and gained the eternal blessing. Respect your birthright and the blessing will follow!


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