Inspirational Moment – Don’t Let It Be Said Too Late
Many feel that God will not punish nor hold them accountable for the sin(s) they commit, condone, or are in their power to prevent. But, nothing can be farther from the truth.
Let’s look at the life of Esau:
Genesis 25:29 Jacob boiled stew. Esau came in from the field, and he was famished. Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am famished.” Therefore his name was called Edom. Jacob said, “First, sell me your birthright.” Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob. Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils. He ate and drank, rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.
Esau traded his birthright for a bowl of stew. He no doubt thought that he would not actually lose his birthright. After all, no one witnessed what he had done. Esau despised his birthright. As the firstborn he was promised a double portion inheritance from his father, but he thought the promises of his father were insignificant to his current desires.
God said that He hated Esau for his actions. Let’s read what was prophesied through Malachi:
Malachi 1:2 I have loved you,” says Yahweh. Yet you say, “How have you loved us?” “Wasn’t Esau Jacob’s brother?” says Yahweh, “Yet I loved Jacob; but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.
Wow!!! God hated Esau, because Esau hated his birthright. God said Esau was profane.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord, looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up ooking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby the many be detrouble you, and thereby the many be defiled; lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, as Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal.
When Esau realized what he had done, it was too late. Esau cried and asked for repentance, but he didn’t receive it.
Hebrews 12:17 For you know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for a change of mind (repentance) though he sought it diligently with tears.
I didn’t know that repentance was not up to me, but God. Caution – sin IS dangerous, and you can reach a pointed that you are hated by God. Esau was hated by God, because God hates sin.