-- MARCH 7, 2021
THE ORIGIN STORY OF JESUS
Part 10: Double Trouble
The birth of Esau and Jacob is the first record of
twins in the Bible. We know everything happens for a purpose, but we
don't know why God gave Rebecca twins. These boys grew up in a godly
home, but they couldn't have been more different when it came to
character. Esau mocked God by marrying two Hittite women and the
daughter of his uncle Ishmael. After Jacob swindled the birthright
from Esau, he was sent to live with his mother's family back east.
He eventually wore out his welcome and returned to Canaan with four
wives and thirteen children. The problem was that Esau still wanted
to kill him. Jesus started a series of interactions that saw the two
brothers reconciled but there was no reconciliation for Esau with
God. Esau moved to the land of Edom, leaving Canaan solely to Jacob.
These twins both made poor choices, but Jacob never surrendered his
belief in God. The takeaway in all this is that the decisions you
make on earth will determine your future on earth and beyond.
All Scripture references are taken
from the King James Bible.
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