Esau gave up his inheritance for a bowl of soup, but Jesus wants us to give up our inheritance that this world has to offer for eternal life in the Kingdom.
About a month ago I was asked to perform a marriage rededication, and it got me thinking about the wedding vows and the preparatory meetings with the pastor. With the divorce rate what it is, including my own, I started to consider the process and the possible solutions to ensure couples would clearly understand the promise they say they want to make and the permanency of their decision to marry.
We need to take the emphasis from defining ourselves based on worldly guidelines, and put it on how we were originally created. We must meditate upon who we truly are, and what our true origin is.