Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Heart of Man and the Purpose of God

Genesis 25:1-34                June 16, 2013                  Link for audio/video/document 

God’s promise to us through Jesus Christ is the inheritance we share with Abraham. But that was also the promise and the inheritance that was Esau’s – until he sold his “birthright” to Jacob. The heart of man and the purpose of God are more often than not opposed to each other. Those who cannot see beyond the moment forfeit their future. Esau’s failure is a reflection of our own failure when we live with the purpose of always satisfying our own physical and emotional appetites, which will always inevitably lead to a lack of hunger for spiritual things.