How much would you pay for a bowl of stew? $5.00 maybe $10.00.
Esau was out all day hunting and came home hungry. He was tired and weary. In his weariness, he traded his birthright for a bowl of stew. In his weariness, he lost focus on the value of his birthright.
Winning is what motivates most people. It could be in sports, the next deal or a card game. Sometimes weariness comes when we are trying to win in too many different places. When we are weary we can fall prey to satan who is waiting for that moment so we will sin. When we get to that point we trade short term benefits for long term benefits. When we get weary we need to stop to recharge, refresh and rest.
Jacob was waiting for a moment when Esau was weak and was ready with some hot stew. He knew that Esau would be willing to make a deal. This is what satan does to us. He is waiting for us to get weary and is ready to make a deal with us. He will be waiting with some “hot Stew” for us.
The good news is Jude 24 says Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
God wants to keep all of us from falling and falling into temptation. If you are new at rock climbing or sky diving. The best way to learn to be attached to your guide. While you are attached you are safe. When we are attached and connected to God we are safe.
My advice is don’t make permanent decisions when you are weary. Esau sold his birthright and he didn’t know how the stew tasted. Don’t trade an illusion for reality.