WHAT IS THE VALUE OF YOUR SOUL?
Dr. Rick E. Ferguson
Our study in the book of Genesis brings us to
one of the most familiar and yet most tragic stories
in all the Bible. Today we will read the story of the
births of Jacob and Esau. Genesis, you'll remember,
is the book of beginnings; and today we will read the
first record in the Bible of twins being born.
We will read not only of Jacob and Esau's timely
births but also of their tragic blunder; for the same
passage of Scripture records the incident in which
Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of
pottage. In essence, Esau sold his soul for a bowl of
soup. It was a foolish, shortsighted, thoughtless
mistake that be would forever regret.
We need to read this passage of Scripture
carefully; for there are many people today who, like
Esau are literally selling their souls for nothing
more than a bowl of soup. While Esau sold his soul
for pottage, many today are selling their souls for
power, prestige, prosperity, popularity and pride.
Today, as we read this Old Testament story, will
you ask yourself--
What value have I placed on eternal issues?
What value have I placed on spiritual things?
What value have I placed on my soul?
Copyright © 1995 by Dr. Rick E. Ferguson.
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