1Pe1v4 – Million dollar bowl of stew

Would you pay a million dollars for a bowl of stew? There is a Bible story of someone who did. It’s the story of two brothers, Esau and Jacob. Esau, as oldest, was in line to inherit their dad’s fortune. One day after an unsuccessful hunting trip, he is starving. Jacob has just made a lentil stew, and the aroma is delicious. So Esau asks for some. However, Jacob, the schemer, sees an opportunity and says, “First sell me your birthright.” (Genesis 25:31). Esau, more concerned about food now than his future, makes the deal, swearing an oath. And just like that, he gives up his entire inheritance for a single bowl of lentil stew. “So Esau despised his birthright.” (Genesis 25:34). Crazy! It’s something we would never do…or do we? God has promised us the entire earth as an inheritance (Matthew 5:5). “We have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” (1 Peter 1:4). This is a lot more than a million dollars. Yet how often do we give up our inheritance to rather grab a bowl of pride, or money, or possessions? “If only I can have that new car, that better job, that recognition…I’ll give up everything for that.” Don’t despise your inheritance. Choose wisely. Choose forever. Open Bible – http://bit.ly/1pe1v4, http://bit.ly/gen25v29-34, http://bit.ly/mat5v5, http://bit.ly/heb12v16

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