WORD & POWER for TODAY
CHERISH WHATEVER GOD GIVES TO YOU
“And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.” Genesis 25:34 NKJV
Birth-right is one of the things that we do not choose, God gives it to us. No child chooses when to be born, or his position in the family, right? God determines that. Calling into ministry is another thing that God gives-no man can call himself into ministry (Hebrews 5:4)! Spiritual gifts, choice of talents, being children of certain parents, or being born into a particular country, etc. All these are decisions that God makes; we should cherish them!
Esau had no respect for his position as the firstborn, that’s why he sold it for a lunch! He did not know that ones position will determine his allocation! Jacob was so smart! He bought that position from him, in order to get the requisite allocation-and he indeed got it! If you do not value the anointing of God upon your life, or that sacred thing in your possession, you will lose it! Consider Esau: “For you know that later on, when he wanted [to regain title to] his inheritance of the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance [there was no way to repair what he had done, no chance to recall the choice he had made], even though he sought for it with [bitter] tears.” Hebrews 12:17 AMP.
Moses broke the first two tablets of stone that God by Himself carved out of the rock for him to deliver to the Children of Isreal. When he came to collect another set, God told him: “… Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke.” Exodus 34:1 NKJV. You and I know that his hands would bleed and blister, to achieve that! Whatever God gives to you, handle it with utmost care and respect. It might be a godly husband, godly wife, godly children, spiritual gift, genuine Minister of God, position at work or in the family. Cherish whatever God gives to you!