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Spiritual Shortsightedness

“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (‭Psalm‬ ‭27‬:‭14‬ ESV). In the good words of a friend, “Don’t move prematurely out of your feelings, emotions, and impatience. God knows what you need and when you need it. Wait on Him.”


Genesis 25:27-34

Do you ever feel as though you are missing out on God’s rich blessings? Certainly hardship is a part of life, and we can’t have everything we ask to receive. But if we act foolishly, we might also miss out on some of the good things the Lord has in mind to give us.

That is exactly what happened with Esau in today’s passage. He was famished when he returned from a hunting trip. His brother Jacob offered a bowl of soup in exchange for Esau’s birthright. And the trade was accepted.

Doesn’t it seem foolish that this older brother would make such a swap? Yet if we’re not careful—that is, if we are spiritually shortsighted—we, too, can give up what is excellent for temporary satisfaction.

A person acting in this way exhibits certain characteristics. For one thing, he makes decisions based on today, without considering tomorrow’s consequences…

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