19 This is the genealogy of Isaac, Abraham’s son. Abraham begot Isaac. 20 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian. 21 Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.
23 And the Lord said to her:
“Two nations are in your womb,
Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
One people shall be stronger than the other,
And the older shall serve the younger.”
24 So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. 25 And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
27 So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom.
31 But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”
32 And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”
33 Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.”
So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
2 Cor. 4:13-18
13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
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The title my message this morning the impulsive decision now this is what we should not do right is make impulsive decisions and there’s a great example of it from the Bible and when back to Genesis again today.I know I’m not supposed to have a bottle because it makes noise but.Ok incense my habit is to sometimes begin to preach as I get always before you always through the Scripture Let’s go ahead and have a prayer and then we’ll have the reading of the word Heavenly Father we again we praise you and magnify you and Father we thank you that you are when you’re thrown in heaven Father we thank you that you will the nation’s father’s proverbs or Psalms tells us you rule the nations father we know that you are in control and Father we thank you for that we praise you we thank you for your guidance and follow we pray for your guidance here today father that your Holy Spirit would be upon us while that every word spoken would be for your glory pure honor that would just lift up your name by that you would receive all the all the praise and follow we just this pray that you would just just let your spirit just permeate this place and father that you would be glorified in Jesus’ name amenGenesis Chapter 5 verses 1000 through 34 hear the word of the Lord now this is the genealogy of Isaac Abraham son Abraham be got Isaac and Isaac was 40 years old when he took Rebecca as wife the daughter of Bethany all the Syrian of but then her a ram the sister of Laban the Syrian now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife because she was barren and the Lord granted his plea and Rebecca his wife conceived but the children struggled together within her and she said if all is well why am I like this. So she went to inquire of the Lord and the Lord said to her 2 nations are in your womb 2 nations so of the 2 babies that were in her womb there were going to be 2 nations 2 great nations if you remember God’s promise to Abraham I will bless you I will bless you and if you will you will be a great nation so hereis his sonin his wife’s going to have twins I’m going to there’s 2 nations in your room 2 people shall be separated from your body one people shall be stronger than the other the older shall serve the younger so when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth indeed there were twins in her womb and the 1st came out red he was like a hairy garment all over so they called his name Esau afterward his brother came out in his hand took hold of took hold of Esau’s healed so his name was called Jacob and Isaac was 60 years old when she bore themso the boys grew and he saw was a skilful Honner a man of the field but Jacob was a mild man Welling intense my friends here’s 2 young people they’re twins but they couldn’t have been more opposite could they they couldn’t have been there were polar opposites one is a school for Honner and the other he dwells in the tents and we’re going to see more and Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his ate of his game but Rebecca love jake of the. So now it’s is like transitioning it’s shares the birth and how one love $11.00 love the other but so this is like a there’s a jump in time now Jacob cook they still do and he so came in from the field and he was weary and he saw said to Jake of Please feed me with that same red stew for I am weary therefore his name was called eat him but Jacob said Sell me your birthright as of this day and he saw said look I am about to die so what is this birthright to me than Jacob said Swear to me as of this day so he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob and Jacob gave Esau bread in a stew of lentils then he ate and drank in a rose and went his way thus Esau despised his birthright they got out of bed at his blessings to the hearing and reading of His Holy Word and I do hope you saw the impulsive decision there in that scripture didn’t youI hope you saw that to get to it but 1st you know couple Sabbaths ago the message was about the shaping of Abraham’s faith and we learn how God called him to leave his country to leave the land of her of the Chaldeans and he was 70 years old when God called him out he told him to leave your home you go to a land that I will show you and whatever God called him he said I’m going to make you a great nation and at that time he and Sarah had no children but God said I’m going to make you a great nation my friends Abraham was 100 years old when I was it was finally born 30 years 30 years before God granted that promise and gave him a son. I find it interesting that his son and his wife Rebecca also struggled conceiving in having a childIsaac was 40 years old whenever he took Rebecca as his wife but he was 60 years of age when the twins Esau and Jacob were born so didn’t take quite as long as with his father only 20 years but still it took 20 years it reveals how earnestly they desired a child it said that Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wifewhenever you read the passage where Abraham took is oldest a most faithful servant and sent him to his father’s land to find a wife for his son Isaac now it’s where he went found Rebeccabut as says whenever that servant came with Rebecca and brought her home to Isaac when he saw her he loved her he loved his wife Rebecca and he pleaded with God for his wife that they would have a child.And I found some information as I search this out that says not only did Isaac plead and prayed to to the Lord for the situation but they prayed together I found some information that says that Isaac and Rebecca actually went to Mt Mariah in prayed prayed for this thing that they would be able to have a child not you think back Mom Araya that is were Abraham took Isaac off from his sacrifice as us talk and that was the all timid test of Abraham’s faith was all Mt Mariah were God says that I want you to take that son that I’ve given you I want you to take him to a place that I will show you and I want you to offer him as a sacrifice to me.In Isaac my friends was old enough to know what was going on there was a servant that want to long for a while but Abraham told the server used to say here while we go on so they go on up the mountain up on Mt Mariah and Abraham prepares out altar I know I talk about a disk up Wisco but Abraham prepares out alter ised he carried the wood I will back in search of size he carried the wood himselfand Abraham placed it upon the altar back down to his son and placed him upon that altar and was ready to sacrifice and we know that Angel Lord called out and said don’t harm the child but he was old enough to know what was going onbut God provided whenever the angel stopped him he looked and there was a ram stuck in the thicketso my friends do you think Isaac did not go.Thank you God thank you Gabi and what did they call Mara means God shall provide so I was sick new in here he knew that that’s the plates mum arise the place where God provides He provided a ram that day that his life was spared so were were better to go to than the place that he knew a bad as the place where God provides Let’s go there and pray together let’s go there maybe God will provide the answer to our prayers and he did God was pleased with Isaac Hayes with his faith he granted him favor and Rebecca was able to conceive and bear the sons you know having children today is still a trouble spot a chortle a struggle have a struggles talking sometimes known it’s a struggle for many people they say the 12 percent of. People have a hard time conceiving and having children of course today we have all kinds of technology we have that in be true fertilization they can take them freeze a Xin genetically screen the embryos and all this in many people today will spend upwards of $20000.00 or more trying to have a child labor have been around they were Isaac and Rebecca they didn’t have that privilege did they they couldn’t go the the in vitro specialist and try to have a child they had to rely on pleading with a lower praying to God became desperate you know we’ve all most likely had an experience or a situation or a crisis in which our prayers became a desperate cry for help have wewe’ve had that we’ve had those emergencies that it’s a desperate cry for help we cry out the Lordbut you know whenever the answer comes is extra special isn’t it how special were those childrenwhen that baby found he comes man it is so spread They’re all special but it’s extra special when you’ve prayed for 20 years from one isn’t itsometimes it takes a lot of patience because God don’t always answer prayers in our time frame there’s a reason for being patient and waitingfor scripture reveals how we should not make quick and hasty decisions but 1st I want to look at before I get further into that I want to get the birth of Jacob and Esau it said that so when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth indeed there were twins in her womb and the 1st came out red and he was like a hairy garment all over so he was a fuzzy little fellow so they called his name a solved and afterwards his brother came out in his hand took hold of Esau’s healed so his name was called Jacob. The giving of names in the ancient world was a very significant act a name was believed to affect a person’s destiny so the person giving the name was exercising some degree of control over the person’s future this is crazy on the it was I was thinking of this I remember when I was a teenager you know we listen to country music my dad listen to country music in the late Johnny Cashcares Yep she got it to Johnny Cash had a song called The Boy Named Sue and it was a funny song it’s kind of like Jesus telling a story that there was a man that he knew that he wasn’t going to be around to watch his son grow so he named that boy sue in a story goes on and he’s telling the story how he got in you know Col all kinds of brawls and fights and this and that because of people making fun of him but he grew to be very strong very determined and it but he vowed that Ben if I ever meet that man that name me Sue I’m going to let him have it so he did he found he met that guy that naming Sue and boy he just I mean he cleaned his clock but he said why did you name me soon he said because I knew I wasn’t going to be there and I knew that if named you suited you would have to be tough and strong to endure it so he did that for his destiny right but the song ends with a fire ever have a boy I’m going to name him George and John are Sam anything but Sue It was it’s a funny song I mean it’s been so long but it just came to mind but often times names express hopes or blessings other times they preserve some detail or occasion of the birthEsau was named by physical characteristic of himself Esau means Harry. Whereas Jacob is named Bob to cure your behavior during his birth because Jacob means to follow behind or to supplant or to circumventSo we know that that didforetell his destiny because he supplanted his brotherso let’s reread the important part of waiting being patient so the boys grew and he’s always a skilful Hunter well known he’s well known for being a skillful 100 and a man of the field so he was a man’s man but Jacob was a mild man developing intense Isaac love these all because he ate they gave me enjoyed when Esau would go out and be successful and come home and cook some kind of steward grow up whatever he may be was successful in bagging that day.But Jacobhe was a mama’s boy Jacob cooked a stew nice all came in from the field and he was weary and he’s all said to Jacob Please feed me with that same red stewed for I’m weary there for his name is calling him because he saw it that red stewbut Jacob said Sell me your birthright as of this day and he’s all said look I’m about to die so what is this birthright to made and Jacob said Swear to me as of this day so he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob basically he traded he traded his birthright for a bowl of stew and some bread how many of ever said man I am starving to death how many have said why I’m so hungry rackety to horse we’ve said that a time or 2 probably on No I have.But we all know we know that we couldn’t actually eat a horse. Right and we know that we’re not starving to death because we maybe missed a couple meals is so new that that was a great exaggeration of how hungry he really was and he knew that he was not going to die if he didn’t get that bowl of stew he may have been a very exhausted we’ve been ere we’ve been exhausted in tired and wearybut surely he would have lived another dayhe surely would have lived another daya great exaggeration talk about a great exaggeration there was an Arctic explorer who said once it was so cold where we were that the candles froze and we couldn’t blow him out that’s nothing said his rival where we were the words came out of our mouths they were pieces of ice and we had to fry em to be able to hear what we were saying and agreat exaggeration right you thought going to tell you a fishing story about Greg exaggeration that fish was this bigthey say that this incident with Esau and Jacob been the trading of the birthright for the stew may have actually taken place away from home if you remember in those days they would have to take the flocks and herds and take them to different areas to be able to graze them. Forces getting more horses as I go you remember Joseph story they say that he sent Jacob sent Joseph out to go check on his brothers where they had the flocks a great so they say this may have taken place away from home so whenever East all came back to the camp if you will he was where he was tired he was hungry Jacob had stayed there there was probably other servants around and there was most likely other servants around to hear this trade. Because otherwise he so could just nodded said out never happened but there were probably witnesses there because if they were at home he so could have very well just went to Mom and Dad Hey I’m hungry what’s for dinner what do you got one for a very well could have tacked away from homeor could have been that they were at homeand it just followed his nose to that wonderful aroma of the student Jacob packed in the pot but either way.He saw his decision to give up his birthright to his younger brother is an extreme example of impulsiveness of making a decision without taking time to think about it without taking time to pray about it my friends the eldest son would get a double portion of the father’s inheritance think about that he just traded away his double portion of his father’s inheritance for a bowl of stewthe birthright is a big thing not only did he get a double portion he became the spiritual leaderof the familythe one that had the greatest authority over the entire family he’s given all that dough all of that up for a bowl of stewhe was given up a great deal of prosperity in Genesis 2434 and 35 when Abraham sent a servant to find a wife or Isaac whenever he’s introducing himself and tell him why he’s come to look for a wife for Isaac he says in verse 34 so he said I am Abraham servant the Lord has blessed my master greatly. Speaking of Abraham and he has become great and he has given him flocks and herds silver and gold male and female servants camels and donkeys So he’s telling Rebecca’s family she will be very well taken care of she won’t have to worry about to think she’ll be well taken care of because my master’s son was will be very prosperous So Isaac was very prosperous and that would have been handed down to Jacob and Esau and he’s all could had a double portion of that heritance that blessingso how did this all come to the mindset where he would sell that birthright so easilythat where he could only see that which was right in front of him the immediate concern in his life to think of only that and not think of the future blessingshow could he despise that birthrightto me that’s a major flaw in his characterwhen how he how carelessly he was in his decision making to favor the mediant that sensual satisfactionfriends we might judge him but how many are like that today probably too many are like him that we only think of the immediate the immediate concerns we allowed him to dominate our lives and not think of the terminal inheritance eternal blessings that God has for ushis personality just demanded instant gratification my friends we can’t be like thatto paraphrase he basically said what good is good good is my birthright if I have to wait for itI want it now I want blessings now I want fulfillment nowon no the a lot of what he was given up was material blessings. But he didn’t Schrager that inheritance that could have been him is more than a material blessings because remember the promise given the Abraham God says in you all the world will be blessed all the world will be blessedJacob was looking to that he wanted to be that blessing he had that desire to be the one that all the world will be blessed through him through his line through his children his grandchildren his great great grandchildren but he still didn’t have that same desire that same desire to be faithful to God believe me they would have knownwhat was for told about being this family that who all the world was going to be blessedJesus says only Sermon on the Mount for worry or tracer is there your heart will be also a Matthew $621.00you know people will usually only trade or sell or get rid of something that they used to value when they value something greater essential did not place a high enough value on his inheritancewe need to place a great value when the inheritance that God has for usfeed one him an 11 through 17 says in him also we have obtain an inheritance being predestined according to the purpose of him who call who works all things according to the Council of his will that we who 1st trust in Christ should be to the praise of his glory in him you also trusted after you heard the word of truth the gospel of your salvation.In Him also having believed you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession to the praise of his glory Therefore I also after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints do not cease to give thanks for you making mention of you in my prayers that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of glory may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of himin order for us as children of God to make good decisions we must remember not to be impulsive the world of the word impulses comes from the word impulse in refers to actions done or committed very quickly with very little thought or planning behind themthat’s not the way we want to make decisions if we’re child of God We need to bathe our decision not him I’m not say we need to you know Bay the decision we’re going to have for breakfast I’m talking about big decisions big decisionsdecisions that have eternal consequences there’s other big decisions in our lives you know buying a house is a big decision or building a house is a big decision bathed in prayer who you’re going to marry is a big decisiondon’t do that impulsively pray about it make sure you’re equally yoked togetherbuying a car is even a big decision for some people have you ever wondered why car salesman tries so hard to get you to make a commitment to buy that car the day that you walk into that lot you walk on of that car lot they want to get your butt in that seat. They want to get you in that behind that wheel especially if it’s a new car they want you to smell that wonderful room of that new car where they don’t come that way they put that smell in there right David the smell of that knew that plastic and rubber and all those that he’s of actually stinks but they put that new car smell in there they want you to smell that aroma like these all smell that still dothey want you to make an impulsive decision they do not want you to go home and pray about this for 3 or 4 days because they’ll realize well they’ll go home and think about oh how long I’m going to have to make those payments Whoa that’s a lot of money maybe Ah better just be happy with the car I have acar salesman want you to make an impulsive decision my friends often times we can look back in our lives there’s many things if we would have prayed about for a week or 2 or a month or a year that we probably would have made a different decisionlet’s bade them in prayermade them in prayerfor many people their only concerns in life is what is the here and now that temporary thing the temporary things in life but they have no concern for eternity but my friends that’s where our main concern needs to be that which is eternal that which we can inherit from Godmust not be an impulsive decision but one that we pray about 2nd Corinthians 413 through 18 says. And since we had the same spirit of faith according to what is written I believed and therefore I spoke we also believe and therefore speak knowing that he who raised the Jesus raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus and will present us with you for all things are for your sakes that Grace having spread to all through the many may cause Thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God Therefore we do not lose heart even though our outward man is perishing the him or man is be renewed day by day for our light affliction which is but for a moment is working for us a form or exceeding any turn away to glory while we do not look at the things which are seeing but at the things which are not seen for the things which are seen are temporary but the things which are not seen are eternalor light affliction is all thought he was going to die but my friends that was a light a fiction a light affliction a very light affliction indeed my friends let’s do not be like the saltbut let’s look to that eternal reward that God has prepared for us that inheritance that we have the promise that we have of eternal lifethey that in prayer make that decision make the good decision the citizen that God would guide you the god would the age of the God would help you to be wise seek his counsel and his guidance go to your mount Mariah worry that may be and my friends God will providethe support that God will provide eternal life seek that which is eternal not that which is temporary like that little bowls to amen amen.