Genesis 25 & A Bowl of Beans

Profane people are willing to relinquish things of lasting spiritual value because they live to satisfy their basic appetites.  – Allen Ross in Creation and Blessing

A bowl of beans!  There are historical attestations of birth rights being sold.  In a poor family this might involve selling the birthright for a lamb or a goat.  This was a wealthy family that God had richly blessed.  Esau trades the eternal, for the temporal.

Do you count the gospel, all the promises of God that are yours in Christ as a treasure hid in the field worth selling everything for or as something less than a bowl of beans?

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