Jacob’s life – Day 5
Hello everyone, it’s a great pleasure to be here, especially because we are living the day-to-day life in the Church through Jacob’s life.
And today is already the fifth day we are discussing this topic here on the Blog.
“Then she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. So he went to his father and said, “My father.”
And he said, “Here I am. Who are you, my son?” Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.” But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?” And he said, “Because the Lord your God brought it to me.” Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not.” So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him. Then he said, “Are you really my son Esau?” He said, “I am.” He said, “Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s game, so that my soul may bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.” (Gn.27: 17.25)
Day 5 – The Sacrifice
Jacob had presented a supposed sacrifice, and continued to lie. First, he said that his name was Esau, and then said that God had sent him the game. If you notice, he lied, using God’s name, and more than that, he said: “Because the Lord your God…” He said that because he was far from God, he didn’t refer to God as my Lord. He wanted the birthright blessing, but he was far from it because he wasn’t aware of how important it was to be the very blessing.
Sacrifice is not something fast or automatic. Tell me, what can be done quickly and requires sacrifice? Nothing!
If you’re studying to become a lawyer, will it happen in one day? No!
Sacrifice requires time. Not just a few hours, it’s an investment; you must dedicate yourself to achieve your goals.
Preparation is needed and you are required to give yourself completely. Sacrifice is not something that can be done fast, it demands time, lots of it. You must use the “weapons” that you have to “hunt” game and “cook” it. In other words use our faith in God, take risks to find what we want, and make the sacrifice, we must live that faith.
Above all, we can’t present just anything. The food must be “savory” like when we give a gift to someone. Our sacrifice represents who we are, therefore, it can’t be done in any way.
“I’ll give all my salary, and that’s it!” “I’ll give this or that, and that’s it!” It’s not that simple. You must prepare and give yourself completely. It’s not based on what you think, but it’s a result of rational thinking: “Is what I’m offering truly the best that I have to offer?”
This is exactly what sacrifice means, when you show the consideration you have and how much you value what ever it is you intend to conquer.
Well, my friend, think and reflect on this aspect of your sacrifice, so that you may not present it in any way.
Maybe, for many years, you have presented your sacrifice but God hasn’t approved it, you haven’t had any response. And this has made you frustrated internally; therefore you haven’t reached your goals, have been emotionally imbalanced and haven’t been firm in your faith. This is why we are teaching you the correct way to present your sacrifice.
See you tomorrow.