Bible Reading: Genesis 25
Memory Verse: Genesis 25: 34c
So Esau despised his birthright.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? Have you read yesterday’s message? What are some of the lessons you learnt from it? Kindly share them with this us.
On this beautiful Thursday morning, we would be exploring birthrights, especially as a firstborn. I pray that you learn some important lessons from this message. God bless you for reading.
From today’s verse, we see that Esau despised his birthright as the firstborn child of Isaac and Rebekah. His hatred for his birthright was one of the reasons why he did not mind giving it up- for something as little as stew. There are many people in this world who feel the same way about their birthright as Esau did.
My firstborns feel very excluded from many benefits that their younger siblings receive. They believe that they always have to work hard- do all the chores, take care of the younger ones, etc. They believe they are trapped and cannot do what they want. For example; a parent might say no to a firstborn child going for a party, yet, they would allow the younger kids to go out whenever they want.
This is fueling a burning desire in them to give up their “firstborn” status. Well, to firstborns all around the world, your parents make you do certain things because they want you to be an example for your younger sibling(s). There are a lot of responsibilities as a firstborn child; it is so because you are the first child and you have to help take care of the household with your parents. As the firstborn, there are many more eyes (friends, family, etc.) on you; in the sense that, everyone wants to know how you turned out- how you perform in school, the career you have, etc.
As the firstborn, God has released a lot of blessings on to your life. If you look throughout the Bible, the title “Firstborn of……” is placed on firstborns. All other childrens' names are just mentioned. This goes to show the importance of the firstborn child to society and to God. An example of this is in Genesis 25 (the Bible reading of the week), verse 13, we are told, “and these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam….”
God, through the Bible, tells us about how important and priceless being a firstborn child is. In Psalm 89:27, the Bible tells us, “And I will make him the firstborn, highest of the kings of the earth.” God is telling us that firstborns are regarded as the highest of kings. Wow! When you think about a king or about royalty, what comes to mind? The power, the influence, the wealth, the strength. Yup! This is what firstborns possess and even more.
Do you know why this is so? Well, this is because from Exodus 4:22, we know that God sees Israel as his firstborn child. For this reason, the blessings and the favour He showered to Israel is the same for all firstborns. Today, I just want to encourage firstborns all around the world. not to listen to their flesh telling them of how difficult the role of the firstborn is. Instead, they should embrace the responsibility and know that they are royalty in God‘s eyes. God bless. Have a wonderful day.
The prayer below is for anyone who is despising their birthright and no longer want to carry the emotional weight. Kindly say this prayer with all sincerity in your heart.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board. You can now be exempted from the wrath of the enemy and of God. Not only do you experience this, but your whole family as well. Wow! Isn’t the God you serve so cool? He is. Not only do you enjoy this, but you enjoy other blessings God has in store for His children.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out. Hallelujah!
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
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