Esau was the firstborn of Isaac. However, the choice of blessing was Jacob, the younger. Esau forsook and despised his own birthright. “God’s choice was made, God’s will had been made known and heard. The tears of Esau could not alter it. The fears of Isaac could not change it. The trick of Rebekah could not forfeit it. The treachery of Jacob could not affect it.”[1] Isaac heard the word of the Lord and denied the will of his flesh. He greatly loved Esau and felt should have received the blessing as the firstborn, but he followed by faith.

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[1] E.W. Bullinger. Great Cloud of Witnesses in Hebrews Eleven. (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregal, 1979), 195.


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