Isaac had twins. Esau was the elder and Jacob the younger. Esau was a noble man. An example of machismo. He hunted, trapped and loved the outdoors. He was a father’s dream.
Jacob preferred his mum’s company. Preferred to hunt in the kitchen. A domesticated sissy?
Jacob valued the birthright. He knew it’s spiritual implications. Esau was gruff and rough about everything. Including the birthright.
He lost it. Traded it for convenience. For a meal. He could not comprehend its significance. Jacob bought it and sold it not.
The Word of God is our birthright. Don’t sell out for money, popularity or pleasures.
From Laban his uncle he went
Increased in goods, flock and progeny
Yet around the plains lurked the enemy
Esau whose wrath Rebekah foresaw
Twenty years had not dimmed bitterness
Rage still burned bright like an evil flame
Jacob like a man wanted to play his game
Against an armed band-results would not be same
Jacob divided his flocks and sent them ahead
Would a present pacify patient wrath?
Stored and silently stoked by a peeved brat?
Time was scarce, Jacob could do no more than that
Jacob subtly stole his father’s blessing
That was meant for his elder brother
With Rebekah his mother eagerly conniving
They hatched a trick to shame any other
Isaac’s eyes were dim-he could not see
And so feeling his life’s light ebbing
He decided to bestow a blessing
On Esau, his first son-bringer of venison
Jacob posing as a grizzled, hairy hunter
Cunningly obtained his father’s blessing
Isaac, seeing not, felt him during the encounter
And pronounced that he would be possessing Continue reading
Easu and Jacob were the twin sons of Isaac
Yet Rebekah’s womb was their only similarity
Never were twins more dissimilar in disparity
While they were mere fetuses wriggling and struggling
In Rebekah’s womb, she inquired about the strife
God replied that they would fight for life
Two nations were to be birthed in a day
The elder one would serve the younger in a way
For the nation of the younger would be greater
Than the nation which are children of the elder