We are heirs of God. (Ro 8:17) God gives us the birthright of heaven. We should think it carefully. To be a heir of heaven is the most valuable and the most priceless. So, it can’t be compared to anything. Until we go to the kingdom of heaven we have to keep the birthright of heaven. Through Jacob and Esau let’s think of it. They were brothers. But they treated it in different way. The older despised his birthright, but the younger was eager to have it because he considered it preciously.
The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was a quiet man, staying among the tents.
Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.
He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.)
Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”
“Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”
But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.
Esau, who did not take his birthright importantly loved his entertainment and sought for his pleasure. But Jacob, who thought of it valuably took care of house chores with her mother, Rebekah. Jacob worked like the firstborn son in staying among the tents and helping his mother instead of Esau. That’s why Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for just some food. Esau couldn’t stand the short hard time.
Moreover, Esau couldn’t get the blessing from Isaac. Jacob received it from him by the helping of Rebekah.
Ge. 27: 5~13
Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. When Esau left for the open country to hunt game and bring it back,
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:
His mother said to him, “My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me.”
Though the mother, Rebekah Jacob who help her’s house chores instead of Esau could get Isaac’s blessing.
Ge. 27: 30~38
After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting…… Isaac trembled violently and said, “Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him–and indeed he will be blessed!” When Esau heard his father’s words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me–me too, my father!”….. Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!” Then Esau wept aloud.
Esau sought for his blessing. But there was not any blessing for Esau. He regretted his behavior. It was too late. In this point, how can Jacob get the birthright and Isaac’s blessing? It was the mother, Rebekah. Esau didn’t take care of the house chores and even didn’t thought of the mother’s hard working for the family. Jacob always saw her hard working and understood her mind. So, Jacob helped her with the house chores.
All stories in the Bible are for our lessons. (Ro. 15:4) It shows us the way to be heirs of heaven. Like Jacob’s story, we can be heirs through our spiritual Mother, God the Mother.
But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
“our” is the children of God. The children of God have God the Mother as well as God the Father. The Bible testifies to God the Mother and lets us know that we have to be the children of God the Mother to go to heaven. Almost people live their life like Esau. They do not realize God the Mother like Esau. Let’s be the children of God the Mother like Jacob and go to heaven!