Morning Message of Motivation
The Mercy of God 16
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
The Law stated plainly that the firstborn son inherited the birthright. The birthright gave the firstborn two major things, firstly, the father’s blessing and secondly, a double portion of his father’s inheritance.
This birthright blessing was to be strictly applied.
Some men had two wives.
Deuteronomy 21:15 NIV
“If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love”
Such men were warned not to give the birthright to the son of the beloved wife, if he wasn’t the true firstborn.
Deuteronomy 21:16 NIV
“When he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love.”
Esau was the firstborn son of Isaac. The blessings truly belonged to Esau but God’s promotional mercy was on Jacob.
Romans 9:10 NIV
“Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac.”
Jacob received his promotional mercy while he was still in his mother’s womb.
Romans 9:11 NIV
“Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand:”
It’s a promotion based on mercy because none of the twins had done either good or evil.
In fact, they had not yet been born when God chose to promote Jacob.
Romans 9:12 NIV
“not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”
Jacob wasn’t lifted by virtue of his human effort or merit.
He wasn’t even born yet.
God, by His own counsel, promoted Jacob above Esau and decreed that Esau would become his servant.
When Jacob was born, he was already blessed and lifted by mercy.
May God’s mercy that promotes a man indeed work in your favour.
May God lift you over and above your natural qualifications, in Jesus’ name.
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