Genesis 25: 32: “And Esau said, ‘Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?’” As the first-born son, the birthright of Esau (his right by birth) was the pre-eminence among brethren, along with a double portion of his father’s inheritance. This was far more than a physical or monetary blessing, yet he was willing to trade it for something very physical, a mere bowl of beans. At least he could have held out for a T-Bone! But how often do we today trade what we have from God for something temporal or carnal? How different are we from Esau?