Fruits of Grace

April 6th, 2024

Hebrews 12:12-17

If I were to ask for a list of poor decisions that you have made, most of us could make a pretty significant list. Some would be small decisions—like choosing the wrong route to get somewhere on time—and others would be life-altering.

Esau’s poor decision falls into the life-altering category. Esau forfeited his birthright. This is an attitude that we find many places today as well—a rejection of all things godly and holy, our birthright. In ancient Jewish culture, this decision could not be undone. The author of Hebrews wants us to avoid this same mistake.

Esau is our warning as Christians. Esau’s rash decision separated him from God and created many challenges for his offspring. The good news is that instead of only the law, there is grace for us. Thanks to Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection, we are not bound by our bad decisions.

Through God’s grace and His boundless mercy, we do not have to follow in the defeated footsteps of Esau.

Author: Rachelle “Shelly” Miller


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