Weekly Nuggets May 29, 2023
Genesis 27:17-24 NLT
Then she gave Jacob the delicious meal, including freshly baked bread. So Jacob took the food to his father. “My father?” he said. “Yes, my son,” Isaac answered. “Who are you—Esau or Jacob?” Jacob replied, “It’s Esau, your firstborn son. I’ve done as you told me. Here is the wild game. Now sit up and eat it so you can give me your blessing.” Isaac asked, “How did you find it so quickly, my son?” “The Lord your God put it in my path!” Jacob replied. Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Come closer so I can touch you and make sure that you really are Esau.” So Jacob went closer to his father, and Isaac touched him. “The voice is Jacob’s, but the hands are Esau’s,” Isaac said. But he did not recognize Jacob, because Jacob’s hands felt hairy just like Esau’s. So Isaac prepared to bless Jacob. “But are you really my son Esau?” he asked. “Yes, I am,” Jacob replied.
Key Phrase: Who are you?
There is a relevant question we all need to answer today, tomorrow and frequently. That question is ‘who are you?’
In today’s nugget, Isaac probed and tested severally….
who are you?
Are you really my son Esau?
But despite the uncertainty, Jacob acted out his part and deceitfully obtained the blessing he sought.
Just like Jacob, we can camouflage to enter the presence of man in order to get blessings or rewards – but thats where it ends, an earthly and temporal blessing. On other hand, to enter the presence of God requires a humble and contrite heart (Isaiah 57:15), it requires separation from falsehood and pretence. In God’s presence, there is no ambiguity, no grey areas, for He alone knows the thoughts and intents of our hearts, He alone is able to reward with eternal blessings that confound man.
Who are you? What act are we putting on for men? Man may miss the plot but God is always spot on.
Father, please create in us a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within us (Psalm 51:10). Lord, deliver us from every spirit of falsehood and deceipt that disqualifies our worship and service. Most of all Lord, as we enter your presence with a spirit of truth, humility and brokenness, let blessings which money cannot buy pursue and overtake us. In Jesus name. Amen
Weekly nuggets is a ministry blog by Elozino