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Truth Matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis - Despising Your Birth Right

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March 23, 2020 5:00 am

Truth Matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis - Despising Your Birth Right

Truth Matters / Dr. Cheryl Davis

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Life is full of hard choices between less-than-perfect alternatives today on truth matters with Dr. Shirley Davis. She continues her series despising your birthright.

The story of Rebecca and her two sons Esau and Jacob. Dr. Davis examines the difference between the two brothers with their character traits being both good and bad God is faced with choosing between two combinations. In choosing the one that would be best for the leadership of his people.

In today's lesson learned that God doesn't always choose the stronger the mightier the smartest for the greater good, chooses the one that he will transform and anoint for his purposes. There's Dr. Davis, whom God calls you will also equip my next on my last episode I spent to you about Rebecca of Isaac, and mother of twin sons Esau and Jacob.

Today we get back to Genesis 25 and pick up at verse 23 Rebecca's prayer.

The Lord said to her two nations are in your wing to people, shall be separated from your body.

One people shall be stronger than the other and the other shall serve the younger. This is a startling revelation to Rebecca as it was contrary to Middle Eastern custom the birthright of any child always went to the eldest son in the family. In this case, Esau and not Jacob.

The father was always bestowed this blessing upon the eldest son before his death.

This custom is the premise and the New Testament of the firstborn. Normally, the eldest son was given preferential treatment as he would inherit his father's position and possessions he assumed more responsibility and was rewarded with honor and given to shares in the family inheritance. Instead of the single share that each of the younger brothers received. Occasionally, the eldest son fell out of favor and was replaced by younger son of brother. There are many examples of this in the Old Testament. Jacob replaces Esau the Fram replacement NASA Joseph replace Ruben's younger brother became the firstborn he attained the first rank we now know that the promise was reconciled through the firstborn, which was Isaac but then was reconciled through Jacob instead of Esau.

The story moves on a long and verse 24 when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth.

Indeed, they were twins in her womb, and the first came out red.

He was like a hairy garment all over said they called his name Esau afterward. His brother came out in his hand took hold of Esau's heel said his name was called Jacob. The voice then grew and Esau was a skillful hunter man at the field, the Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents and Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebecca love Jacob here. I would like to focus on the difference between the two sons that were this entrance into the world is very prophetic to the foretelling the story of their lives. Esau was red and Harry as if he had already been a grown man. This was an indication of a very strong constitution and gave calls to expect that he would be a very robust, daring and active man, the Jacob was smooth and tender as other children. They were very different and their temperament as well. Esau was a man for this world. He was a man addicted to sports for he was a cunning hunter was a man of the field like Nimrod and Ishmael Jacob was a man for the other world.

He was not cut out for statesmen or did he look great. He was a plain man, dwelling in tents and was a herdsman we see the difference between Esau and Jacob at birth and during their lives.

Esau was a man of the world while Jacob dwelt among tents and was the lesser or weaker of the 21 would ask the question why did God choose Jacob knowing that he grabbed the heel of his brother at birth and was a trickster, we find the answer in first Corinthians chapter 1 verse 26 and 27. For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty many mighty men of God in the Bible were shepherds just like Jacob, Abraham, Moses, and David, to name a few. If we look at whom he calls based on qualifications. We would rely on our own qualifications to do the work. Mark Patterson says in his book not safe. God doesn't do what God does because of us. God does what God does in spite of Carol Davis in this matter, reminding you that never change and build your life on knowing the truth is a solid foundation that will not listen. Today we learn that God often chooses people log and those who missed most in life use for his purposes. There is no person in all of history that God cannot transform into a new person as he did. You they are willing. Dr. Davis would like to help you find this new life in Jesus. You can email her@cheryldavisprojecttruthmatters.com connect with her on Facebook and truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis please join Dr. Davis for next Esau and Jacob, the father of two nations. This is been a production of the truth project


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