Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:16
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Reflection: Esau is described as a fornicator and a profane person for selling his birthright to his brother Jacob. Why is he described as such? A fornicator is a person who indulges in sex outside marriage while a profane person is someone who generally shows disrespect for God. In both cases we see a violation of and disregard to rules and regulations governing life as set out by God. Thus primarily, a fornicator and a profane person points to somebody who disregards rules and regulations in life. Whether at home, church, school or at the workplace, rules are made to guide our conduct and action. It helps us to become responsible and to excel in life. This secures a good future for us. Clearly, Esau disregarded the progenitor rule reserved for firstborns in his native land. He treated it lightly and sold it to feed himself. He jeopardized his future by this attitude. He missed the double portion blessing he would have received at the death of his father. Don’t treat rules and regulations governing excellence in life and godly living lightly. It will affect your future just like the case of Esau. Fight the spirit of Esau out of your life! This is the spirit that makes you disregard rules and regulations. Resist this spirit before it becomes too late!
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to obey rules and standards governing excellence in life and godly living.
Confession: I will not live a life that disregards rules and standards governing excellence in life and godly living.