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Success and Suffering (Part 1)
Bible Text: Genesis 36:1- 37:2 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Genesis, Success and Suffering
1. Genesis 36 traces the family line of Esau.
2. Esau lived for the moment, consequently he: didn’t consider the consequences of his actions; did not delay gratification; had no spiritual interest or desire; indulged his appetites; and was willing to trade spiritual riches for fulfillment of physical appetites.
3. Matthew Henry states: “Esau’s blood becomes royal long before any of Jacob’s did. We may suppose it was a great trial to the faith of God’s Israel to hear of the pomp and power of the kings of Edom, while they were bond-slaves in Egypt; but those that look for great things from God must be content to wait for them; God’s time is the best time.”
4. When we are perplexed about why those who have no interest in godly things seem to succeed beyond those who are righteous: we must align our perspective with God’s perspective; we must value spiritual things over earthly/material things; we must not envy the unrighteous; finally, we must pray for them for they have not eternal hope.