Contributed by Pat Cook on Jul 22, 2005
Bible commentator Henry Morris points out that hunting was unnecessary because with a large flock of sheep, there was plenty to eat. This may mean that Esau was always away hunting as opposed to being at home helping with
Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Feb 13, 2012
SURVIVORMAN AND ESAU
I love to watch things like Survivorman - he goes all over the world and survives in the harshest enviornments.
But he is like Esau! Self-sufficient, I have never seen him bow his head in prayer and ask God for help; I have
Contributed by Ken Pell on May 27, 2012
MOODY AND THE FILLING OF THE SPIRIT
One of the great preachers in U.S. history is D. L. Moody. He pastored in Chicago and there is still a wonderful Bible College there that bears his name and values. Mr. Moody was a successful minister, but by his own admission, he lacked the power in his
• Cain’s Memorial was of the lesser sacrifice of crops from the earth.
• Achan’s Memorial was of perishables in garments and gold.
• Esau’s Memorial was a full stomach and a wasted birthright.
• Solomons’ Memorial was the wisdom wasted on fools.
• Zedekiah’s Memorial was iron horns in dishonest
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 13, 2009
STRUGGLING WITH GOD
Just because God calls us or permits us to do something, it doesn't mean that we can afford to be complacent about it. Jacob’s return to the land of the promise was risky. If Jacob didn’t learn to be a little less conniving and little less arrogant, the old sibling feud would
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 24, 2008
Some Jewish rabbis write up Isaac and Jacob and Rebekah as saintly and filled with good intentions. For example, one Rabbi writes, "…we read of Isaac’s plan to give his son Esau the material blessings, so that he could protect and support
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 5, 2009
"Endogamic marriages (i.e., within the circle of one’s relatives) were preferred by ancient tribes. The chosen suitor for a girl was her cousin; it was actually forbidden for the eldest daughter to marry outside the family." (The Jewish Encyclopedia)
Since the human race was younger, birth
Contributed by Todd Pugh on Feb 6, 2007
Michael Brown, “Go and sin no more” 20 reasons not to sin
1) Sin does not satisfy
a. Proverbs 27:20 Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
b. Hebrews 11:25 talks about, “the passing pleasures of sin,”
2) Sin leads to More sin
3) Sin Leads to Worse
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Jul 5, 2017
1 Peter 2:4
…you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious…
I was awful. No one had to tell me – I knew it. In my hometown of Littlefield, Texas, the kids used to find a vacant lot relatively bare of weeds, choose up teams and play baseball.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 17, 2005
“If I Had A Hammer!” Genesis 32:1-21 Key verse(s): 9-12:“Then Jacob prayed, ‘O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, you prosper,’ I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two