And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright (Gen 25:29-34)
It’s Tuesday March 15, 2022 and Today I have Your Super Faith Sunday Answer!!
Our ‘Faith-Full’ Female of Week is Rebekah, Isaac’s wife and Esau and Jacob’s mother-
Or is it more correct to say;
Jacob and Esau’s mother- I guess it depends on who was born first!!
Or does it??
If I told you a story about 2 contentious brothers who were in a race to win the rights of the first born son, would you believe that the younger brother who was a plain, ordinary, tent-dwelling Momma’s boy -Jacob
Would dominate and prevail against his older twin, who was of superb physical condition, a hunter, and an outdoorsman with great strength and agility- Esau
Well It did happen and it’s True!!
In Genesis 25:29-34, Jacob did prevail against Esau by means of a bowl of beans- and a little bread!!
The story is right there on the page!!
And of all who would find themselves in shock or awe by this story, their mother would not!!
You see Rebekah had already had a talk with God about these two sons before they were born, because the race for the birthright began early on, during Rebekah’s pregnancy.
The twin boys, Esau (Red) and Jacob (Trickster) fought and struggled with one another throughout her pregnancy, so much so, that she went to inquire of the Lord regarding the great contention within her womb.
What was God’s Response??
- The Lord said to her, [The founders of] two nations are in your womb, and the separation of two peoples has begun in your body; the one people shall be stronger than the other, and the elder shall serve the younger. (Gen 25:23)
Who knew that God performed the first ultrasound- Lol!!!🤣😂
God told Rachel that she was carrying two nations inside her belly- one stronger than the other, but the younger, weaker one would outpace and overtake the stronger.
I’m sure this answer sounded much like foolishness in the ears and mind of Rebekah, but like Mary- the Mother of Jesus- Rebekah weighed and pondered these things in her heart until she accepted and believed God’s Word as Truth!!
When it came time for Rebekah to deliver, she anticipated the birth of her twins, yet more eagerly, she awaiting the birth of her second son. He was the son that God Loved, and therefore Rebekah loved Jacob also!!
Now Esau was also loved, only more so, by his Father Isaac.
Yes! Esau was Isaac’s Favorite son and…
Yes! Jacob was Rebecca’s Favorite son and…
Yes! We did learn that parents openly expressing favoritism amongst siblings is a very bad idea- as we’ve witnessed with Jacob and his 12 sons.
But Rebekah could not help herself, she had prayed to God, waited on God, and agreed with God’s plan for her son, Jacob.
After all she had no ill will towards her son, Esau – nor any expectation for anything adverse to come upon him…but Esau was not the son chosen by God!!
You see, Rebekah believed that Jacob was the Chosen son, anointed of God’s Promise- not Esau!!
As was her husband, Isaac who was the Son of God’s Promise to Abraham- not Ishmael!!
You see, only one of Rebekah’s sons would win the race to now receive Isaac’s blessing!
Esau had already won the first leg of the race in the delivery room, coming in first place with Jacob- a close second at -his heels!! 😂
A reinvigorated Jacob, was able to win the second race, at the dinner table, when he acquired the birthright from an excessively fatigued and exhausted Esau!!
But now Rachel is bound and determined to push Jacob past the finish line to the Final, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, so that He might obtain his father’s blessing and ultimately, receive The Blessing of his Father, God!!
I love the Book of Genesis!!💕💕
I have so much more to share with you about Rebekah’s Faith, and also her Failures- but let’s pause here today and convene tomorrow and we’ll have a little more tea!!
No worries- It won’t be too hot 🥵
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