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As I sat before my PC this morning, reading may daily dose of scriptures in my personal study time, I opened up my spirit before God trying to listen to something I will write on for today’s devotional.
The Spirit of God dropped this phrase in my spirit:
“Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau…”
Let’s see the reference.
Heb 12:15-17 KJV
(15) Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
(16) Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
(17) For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
The first time I have seen this scripture, my immediate question was, “Did Esau ever commit the sin of fornication? No!
What he did was that he sold his birthright, and yet the Bible likened him to a fornicator or a profane person.
How was Esau profane? Let’s look at the Message translation.
Heb 12:16 MSG
Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite.
Esau traded away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short term appetite. This is the same thing a fornicator or a profane person does.
He trades away eternity for some few minutes. He disregards the consequences of his actions just to satisfy some rush of adrenaline at the moment.
That is Esau’s syndrome. That is fornication. That is profanity.
Esau was hungry when he came back from hunting. He probably had some dead animal he brought, but the moment he set eyes on the pottage, he could not WAIT!
And that is it. WAITING! Waiting is powerful! If he could wait, he would not have traded his birthright! Jacob too was hungry! That was why he was cooking in the first place. But he could wait for what he wanted! When a man is profane, he will always lose something valuable to another man that is upright. If Esau could wait, he could have prepared what he brought or go cook his own pottage!
There is something about a person that is willing to wait. He wanted something more spiritual and enduring than some passing fleeting moment of physical pleasure or satisfaction.
He is not about to lose his testimony because he saw a girl that dressed somehow. He is not about to kick at the pricks because of lack of self-control. He is not about to jeopardize the salvation of his soul because of some pleasure! You see, it is about value! She is not about to sleep with a man because of some money! She is not about to sell her body in exchange for school fees! The list goes on and on!
Esau syndrome is saying you cannot wait till marriage before having sex. Esau syndrome is sleeping with an Ex or with a colleague because your spouse travelled for a while. Esau’s syndrome is sleeping with men in exchange for money to meet your needs instead of trusting God to meet your needs. Esau syndrome is sleeping with your boss to secure a position.
Verse 17 says “For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”
May we not be rejected when it comes to the fullness of God’s blessings. May our eyes open to see the consequences of some actions that we feel do not matter. May we not exchange God’s blessings, support and favour for some few minutes of pleasure that is sure to bring regrets later.
Before you are caught up in some guilt this morning over some things you might have done wrong, I want you to know that in God there is a place for repentance and restoration. That is the beauty of serving God. Jesus paid the price for all your sins, and you stand forgiven if you can embrace God’s love.
And that is what I want you to do rather than get into some pity-party. Also, don’t allow the devil to tell you that it is too late or that you are too far gone. God is a rewriter of destinies, re-moulder of lives and the one that can make you forget the shame of your youth! He is the one that can give you double joy for every trouble you have been through! Run to Him now!
I pray for you that this year, you will not fail of the grace of God. God’s favour will work for you!
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
Lord, receive the grace to wait for you
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Pray that God’s Spirit will help you to live right.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Gen 25:32 AMP
Esau said, See here, I am at the point of death; what good can this birthright do me?
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Cut off your association with any person, place or thing that is influencing you negatively.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR (As the events occur in real time)
Jan 21: Gen 27-29
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