34 When Esau was 40 years old, he got married to Judith. She was the daughter of Beeri the Hittite. Esau also married Basemath. She was the daughter of Elon the Hittite. 35 Isaac and Rebekah became very upset because Esau had married Hittite women. 27 Isaac had become old. His eyes were so weak he couldn’t see anymore. One day he called for his older son Esau. He said to him, “My son.” “Here I am,” he answered. 2 Isaac said, “I’m an old man now. And I don’t know when I’ll die. 3 Now then, get your weapons. Get your bow and arrows. Go out to the open country. Hunt some wild animals for me. 4 Prepare for me the kind of tasty food I like. Bring it to me to eat. Then I’ll give you my blessing before I die.”
Esau did exactly the opposite of what his father had done. Abraham made his servant swear to find a wife for Isaac but NOT from the surrounding nations. Esau took two wives from the surrounding nations and the result was that it caused bitterness to his parents.
The issue to me, is that we cannot do something in one area of our life and think that it won’t have consequences in other areas. Esau’s choice of wives is about to have a significant impact on another area of his life, even if they appear unrelated. Isaac calls in Esau to tell him to get ready for his blessing and we know how that turned out.
Jesus is either Lord of all, or not. I can’t be disobedient to God in one area of my life and not expect consequences in other areas. In the same way, making right choices to honour God will bring His blessing to every part of my life that I surrender to Him.
Jesus I surrender all my life to you and I want to honour you with all of my life.
Written by Andrew Martin