Repent, Persevere, Overcome
We need to seek our birthright just as God indicated in Matthew 13:44-45, not give it away for food as Esau did. Why did God deal so harshly with Esau? “That there be no immoral or Godless person like Esau.” “For he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.” Understand what the right approach and reaction is when seeking God. This message provided an epiphany of sorts about God’s true character. Imagine this: God does not remove His grace from those that have a heart for Him yet fall to sin. Jacob was not perfect, yet he spent his entire life eagerly seeking the Lord. He fought with the angel the entire night for that cause.