“First he took away my birthright, and now he has taken away my blessing.” —Genesis 27:36

Jacob swindled Esau out of both his birthright and his father’s death-bed blessing. Although God has promised us victory over death and eternal life, we too can lose God’s blessing in our lives by selling out to the world.

Prayer: Father, may I never let myself be bribed, cheated, or manipulated by the world.
Promise: “Let peoples serve you, and nations pay you homage; be master of your brothers, and may your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be those who curse you, and blessed be those who bless you.” —27:29

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