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Genesis 25-27

      And the rivalries begins since the time of conceived within the womb. You can just imagine all the fights they must have had. Has Jacob was being born, he was holding onto the ankle of Esau. This was the fight for the first born already. Since the time of birth we see how badly Jacob wanted that birth right.  But, if we waited silently and strategically then he go it for a bowl of lentil stew.

If we look, at the small amount of information that the bible has to give us about there younger years, we see that Esau was focused on the now; on the present whereas Jacob was looking forward to the future and planning ahead.

     I've read way to many posts, and things, on how the stealing of the final blessing was all Jacobs fault and all his idea. Well no, it wasn't just Jacob. If you look at it, Jacob did nothing wrong then. Rebekah his mother told him to go and get some goat. It was his mothers idea form over hearing the conversation of Isaac and Esau. It was Rebekah's fault.

Now, some people might say that Jacob could have stood up for himself and said no. Which is a very good point, but we have to also acknowledge that Jacob was being a good kid,and listening to his mother. He was doing the right thing at the time. As so he thought.

The verse that stuck out to me the most was from Chapter 25 and Verse 23

" The Lord said to her,
 'Two nations are in your womb, 
and two people from within you will be separated; 
one people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.' "

Final Thought:

Was Esau acting righteously of holding a grudge, for his brother did steal the birth right and Final blessing? Or was it all wrong, and he sinned just like the rest of us when we hold a grudge?




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