Isaac was a man who feared God. Sadly, his sons didn’t start with his convictions. Jacob lived up to his name by supplanting his brother, and Esau lived up to God’s description of him as being ‘ungodly’ (Heb.12:16). Allowing Jacob to trick him out of his birth right, and later its blessings, did not help his cause. When Esau came in from hunting, every fibre of his being was full of hopes for the future. He knew that his father’s blessings were the blessings of God. He thought that giving away his birth right to Jacob for a bowl of stew wouldn’t matter. It did! Jacob, with the help of his mother, saw the deception though to the end. Esau would prove, “The hopes of the wicked come to nothing.”Jacob did finally get right with God. God had to reset his compass a number of times, and he did have to endure the consequences of his incautious youth.But Jacob’s legacy of foolishness, which ever made its jagged edges known, forced him to seek the righteousness of his God. The result being that God caused all things to work together for the good of Israel. Proving: “The prospect of the righteous is joy.”John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.