Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Trading our Birthright?

I'm reading a book right now called "There Were Two Trees in the Garden" by Rick Joyner. Tonight I was reading a chapter that begins talking about Jacob and Esau. It speaks of how we will read this story and wonder how in the world could Esau give up his birthright for a bowl of stew, no matter how hungry he is. But are we really any different when we look at our lives honestly.

The Lord Jesus purchased with His precious blood the opportunity to dwell before the very throne of God. How easily we trade this privilege! Many Christians will spend more time each before worthless television programs than they do in the Word of God or in prayer.
(There Were Two Trees in the Garden)

Ouch! How many times have I done this? How often do I still? No just television, but also on the computer or a number of other ways. I need to re-examine my time.

But more importantly I need to change my perspective - I need to realize that time spent in prayer and God's Word is the same as sitting at the foot of God's Throne, being in communion with Him. Not only that, but also that it is not a thing to take for granted, something to do when I feel like it. It is a privilege, one that I should cherish, one that was purchased by another for me by the shedding of His precious blood.

Looking at it in that way sure changes your perspective and your priorities.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Ouch... is right. Amen to this... Excellent post as always. Thank you. Hugs.