“See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.” -Hebrews 12:16-17
Imagine that someone in your family spent their whole life working towards something. They lost sleep over it, invested time and money into it, and gave it their all. It was their life. As your loved one got older and then passed away, everything they had worked hard for became yours. You weren’t the one who had invested your life into the business, job, or ministry. Although you hadn’t lost a wink of sleep over it or given a penny to fund it, your inheritance changed your life for the better.
In Genesis 25:19-24, one brother exchanged his birthright for a bowl of stew. Because the birthright was given to Esau, the oldest child, he would receive everything his father owned whenever his father passed away. Being hungry and famished, Esau went into his family’s house. His brother, Jacob, had some stew. Esau didn’t care what he had to do to fill his hunger. He, therefore, ended up giving his birthright to Jacob.
He sold his inheritance for a single meal.
Hebrews 12:16-17 tells us that Esau could not change what he had done. Although he realized his mistake and begged to get the birthright back with tears, Esau’s mistake was final.
You, my special friend, have an inheritance that you may or may not know about. You have a loved One Whose purpose was to give this inheritance to you. Jesus did not just invest His life into it but He gave His life. You could not and cannot do anything to earn this inheritance. You couldn’t work hard enough or be good enough for it either. All you can do is accept the best gift of eternal life. It is an inheritance that lasts for eternity.
If you realize this gift that you have been offered, have you accepted it?
Have you been selling or trading your inheritance in for a one time pleasure?
My desire and burden is that you would not throw away your eternal inheritance. Please do not trade it in for something that will fade away. If you still have breath in your lungs, it’s not too late to claim and take your gift back. Salvation and redemption is always available to you because God’s love for you isn’t based off of who you are, what you have, or what you can do. God doesn’t need you, but He wants you.
Do not wait until you meet Jesus face to face to desire your gift of eternal life with Him. At that point, it is too late. Your time is right now to get right with Him.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.” -Matthew 25:34
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” -Matthew 25:41
“And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” -Matthew 25:46