"That was the critical weakness of Esau and that was his condemnation. He lost tomorrow because he snatched so greedily at today.
"Consider his descendants in every generation, including ours: the young men who cannot let any long-range dedication stand in the way of appetite; the frivolous girl who says of something trivial, "I'll die if I do not get it"; the mature people for whom comfort always comes first and for whom anything like religious responsibility is ruled out if it is hard; the men in public office who will sell a birthright of great ideals to satisfy immediate clamor. Attractive traits will not save such people from ultimate dishonor."
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Quote of the day
Writing about Esau selling his birthright, the Interpreter's Bible (1952) states: