Jacob and Esau are the fraternal twin sons of Isaac. Esau is a whole 30 seconds older than Jacob, being exposed to air first. Jacob comes holding onto his heal.
Restless of being Weary
- Esau is born reddish and hairy. Esau ends up becoming a hunter and warrior personality (Modern Translation: Jock and/or Soldier personality).
- Jacob ends up being "a peaceful man living in tents" (Modern Translation: Geek and/or Artist personality) and also becomes quite a good chef.
Isaac is Abraham's son of promise. Through prophecy, and a whole lot of ignorance and deception, Jacob ends up with the blessing that belonged to his older brother by birth right. After he gets the Blessing, he walks into the annals of history to change his name to Israel. He then fathers a nation of the same name, The Israelites.
Esau, saddened at his loss, comes to his father. Can I get a blessing too Dad? Just a little one?
Genesis 27:40 KJV
And by thy sword shalt thou live , and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion , that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
"You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck."
"By your sword you shall live, And your brother you shall serve ; But it shall come about when you become restless, That you will break his yoke from your neck."
This word Restless Defined:
The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon: "Ruwd"
Strong's Number: 07300
Original Word Word Origin dwr a primitive root Transliterated Word TDNT Entry Ruwd TWOT - 2129 Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech rood Verb Definition
- to wander restlessly, roam
- (Qal) to roam
- (Hiphil) to be restless, show restlessness
So what lessons can we learn from Esau?
Have you ever been the blessed one, but you forfeited your rights because of short sighted wants and desires? You ended up becoming a servant of sin, sickness, demons, fear, addiction, etc? Maybe it wasn't that bad, maybe you just forfeited the best, for good enough.
When you get restless, you can throw off those chains. Through Jesus, all people can be blessed now, not just the few and the chosen.
But it's not going to just fall on you. Jesus paid the price, but he's already done everything. It's now up to you. When you grow restless, tired of not having enough, tired of not being enough, tired of living in defeat... than you can throw off the chains of servitude and find freedom.
It will not be easy, or comfortable. Imagine, for a moment. That you are bound in chains, and yoked to pull a a wagon behind you. Like a human mule. Imagine the force it would take to not just remove... but BREAK the chains and yoke off of you like an explosion.
Dave Ramsey calls this Gazelle Intensity.
Restless is a Verb, and action. It's not a feeling, it's a demonstrated motion of activity. You aren't restless when you feel tired or irritated. You are restless when you become motivated, and that motivation is apparent in your actions.
No one around you will doubt or wonder if you have become restless. It will be like an explosion of new and different activity. You have to live like no-one else, so that you can live like no-one else.
When you are restless... we'll all know. Until then, we'll just watch to see when it hits.
Is there anything that has been holding you back for so long, it's about time you grew restless about it?
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