(Continuation of previous post) Esau was a hunter, a violent man of war and well known for being temperamental.
He was the perfect leader who could one day replace his father, Isaac. On the other hand, Jacob, his brother, was a homebody who loved to cook. One day, Esau came home tired and hungry and the smell of his favourite dish enticed him straight into the kitchen where Jacob was cooking a lentil stew. Esau didn’t think twice, and quickly asked his brother for a plate of that delicious stew. To his surprise, Jacob asked for something in return: “Sell me your birthright as of this day.” Surely Esau saw it as a joke and didn’t even think about the answer, just exaggerated his hunger and sold his birthright: “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”
Jacob saw Esau was not taking him seriously and made him promise, and TO OUR JOY, Esau vowed. Isn’t it interesting how we show what we have inside through the little things? Esau was impulsive and didn’t want to think about what he was doing, which leads me to understand another thing about people who are impulsive … They think they can make it, so they don’t think twice. Because of this decision, Esau made the biggest mistake of his life. He despised his birthright, which would have given him a double portion of land from his father and the leadership of the family after his father’s death. He would have been the head of the family … But what was he thinking about when he did that?