Memorable Scripture: Love Hate

Malachi 1:2-3
“Yet Jacob I have loved; But Esau I have hated,”

The story of Esau and Jacob began before their births.
The Lord told Rebekah, “Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.” Gen 25:23
Normally the eldest son gets a double portion of heritage and would take over the family at the death of the father.
Esau, the firstborn, was certainly the favorite of Isaac, while Jacob, the second born twin brother, was the favorite of Rebekah.
When you read the story in Genesis 25 and the following chapters, you get a glimpse of Jacob in a web of deception to take what belongs to his bother. He tricked his dad and attained his brother’s birthright.
However, it was Esau that despised the birthright and all that went with it. It’s not just about the flocks and herds. It’s not about the servants and land.
It was also about a covenant with God.
Esau despised his birthright and traded it away for a bowl of stew.
Meanwhile, Jacob desired the birthright. He wanted to be God’s next chosen individual.
Esau and his people became bitter enemies of Israel and God.

This sounds familiar, even today, as people despise the Covenant with God or accept it.
Like Esau, many want the blessings but not the Godly requirements that go with it.
Others desire the fullness of God through Jesus Christ in their lives.
I am one of those receiving the blessing God gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I accepted the blessing of their Descendant through King David – Jesus Christ!

Memorable Scripture: Plumb Line – measurement and judgment

Amos 7:7-8
Thus He showed me: Behold, the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?”
And I said, “A plumb line.”
Then the Lord said: “Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore.” Continue reading

MEMORABLE SCRIPTURE: EMBRACE & BELIEVE

Daniel 5:5-6
In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other. Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: What are you thinking?

Isaiah 55:8-9
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Continue reading

Pray for the fatherless

“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 Continue reading