📖: Genesis 33:1-16
We all know the story of Esau and Jacob that before they were born, they both struggled together in their mother’s womb (Genesis25:21-26). They were the sons of Isaac and Rebekah, and the grandsons of Abraham and Sarah. Esau, was a fornicator and profane person; Esau despising his birthright and plotting to kill his brother Jacob, because he, cheated him of his birthright and father’s blessing.
We hear and read about Jacob’s life, but little is being said of Esau. The rivalry between both brothers was as a result of the parent’s love been divided. As parents, we must show equal love, affection and attention to our children to avoid rivalry between them. Esau and Jacob’s issue was compounded by differences in parental love shown to both of them. It took God’s intervention in both lives literally for changes in their lives to manifest. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel and God blessed him. Esau became a self made success, who became contended with his blessings. Although rarely portrayed in the way that the scriptures actually described him. Esau went to God in prayers and God intervened in his life through the Holy Spirit and God redesigned his life. The prayers he prayed turned things around for him that he not only prosper, but was also soft hearted in nature. He became broken and as a result of this, became a humble, powerful, peaceful, and wealthy man.
In the book of Genesis 33:9 “But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.”
The estranged brothers, Esau and Jacob meeting for the first time after so many years. When the brothers finally met, Jacob offers a gift, hoping to buy Esau off. But Esau didn’t want it. He was to happy to be reconciled with his brother. How can we explain the reconciliation that took place between Esau and Jacob; it might be one of the following reason or all of the reasons.
1. “Time heals all wounds”-What caused the change in Esau’s heart, (2) Was it because God had also blessed him, and (3) Did God change his heart.
In our present time, it is difficult to hear, read or meet someone who can say they have enough. For those who have generally, desire more, they are never contended with what God have blessed them with. Esau was contended with what God had blessed him with and it made him to be independent. Hence, he was confident and contended that he had enough. Esau’s situation shows that nobody can conclude our case. Any power saying they’ve concluded our case, that we cannot make it again in life, forgot about GOD in the equation. Nobody has the final say over our lives, Jesus has the final say. It is not over until it is over. We shall make it in life in Jesus’ name. Whatsoever we’re passing through in life right now is not permanent, weeping may endure but joy comes in the morning. Let us trust and put our faith in Jesus. For those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, this is not negotiable, do so now, tomorrow might be too late. DO IT NOW!
PRAY THIS; in the name of Jesus, I repent of my sins, come into my heart and I will make You my Lord and Saviour. Stay connected! Stay focused! Have blessed day. Shalom!!!
🙏 Any power sitting on my destiny, be on sited now by fire of God, die in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Every organized battle assigned against me, this year shall die in Jesus’ name.
🙏 O God of signs and wonders, appear in my situation by fire, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Power of delayed blessing that wants me to labor in vain, die, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 As it is written in Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.