The Affliction of Esau

Esau sells his birthright to Jacob. Isaac send...

Esau sells his birthright to Jacob. Isaac sends Esau to hunt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Esau sells his birthright to Jacob.

Esau sells his birthright to Jacob. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 53 To the chief singer, on “Sickness”. A psalm of David.

1 The fool has said in his heart,  ” There is no Elohim [Almighty G-d].”  They have done corruptly, and they have done abominable unrighteousness; no one does good .       2  Elohim looked down from the shamayim [ heavens] on the children of men, to see if there is a wise one, seeking Elohim.

 

In Genesis 25: 29-34, Esau sold his birthright ‘of the eldest’ to his twin Ya’akov [Jacob]. Whatever the sin, the father still wanted to bless the son who had despised his birthright [27:1]! What if Esau had kept his birthright & not despised the ways of Yahweh?

“Truly He has borne our sicknesses & carried our pains. Yet we reckoned Him stricken, smitten by Elohim & afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickednesses. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him & by His stripes WE ARE HEALED.” ~ YeshaYahu / Isaiah 53:4 & 5 Ahmein

 

Genesis 26:34 “When Esau was 40, he took wives Yahudit [Yah-favored; Judith] the daughter of Be’eri [fountains] the Hittite & Basemat [fragrance] the daughter of Elon…And they were a bitterness of spirit to Yitschaq & Ribqah [Issac & Rebekah] “.

  • Names are both blessing & prophecy!  Judith (Hebrew: יהודית, Modern : Yehudit ; Tiberian : Yəhûḏîṯ ; “Praised” or “Jewess”), the feminine form of Judah, Y’hudah, worshiper of YHVH.
  • “Be’eri” means fountains while “Basemat” means fragrance or sweet smell! Some paths seem sweet with blessings of water until they turn dry, sour & bitter! May we come to the real fountain of Life with rivers of Living Waters, sweet & eternal, as promised by Yahweh:
    • May Elohim give you of heaven’s dew & of earth’s richness- an abundance of grain & new wine.”~ Gen.27:28, Yitschaq’s blessing on Ya’akov!
  • Esau looked upon the ‘strange’ women of Canaan & ‘intermarried’, against his parents advice.

  • Esau realized [28:8] how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father, ” so he went to Yishma’el & took Mahalath, his daughter! But Ya’akov went out from ‘the fountain of the oath’, Be’er Sheva [Beersheba] , & went towards Haran, his grandfather Abraham’s family place, to find his wife! There Elohim of Abraham & Yitschaq [Issac] appeared to him with his “ladder to & from Heaven”! What a difference the Way makes in our lives, when we follow & obey Him!
  • Glory! what’s the connection?Here it is when you search:
  •  Esau went to Yishma’el [ “Yah will hear” ] to marry his daughter Machalat [sickness]; Machalat in Hebrew is from #2470 SC, chalah: to be worn, beaten, afflicted, grieve, make sick!
  •  the Yeshua connection! Yeshua is in every word on every page of the Holy Scriptures!
    • Yeshua is the Bread or Chalah [the Sabbath bread, usually with egg, and twisted with 3 braids], worn, beaten, grieved, afflicted for us.
    “Truly He has borne our sicknesses & carried our pains. Yet we reckoned Him stricken, smitten by Elohim & afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickednesses. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him & by His stripes WE ARE HEALED.” ~ YeshaYahu / Isaiah 53:4 & 5 Ahmein
  • Esau sought & took other fountains, spices, sickness upon him; he did finally seek forgiveness & repaired the breach with his brother Ya’akov. With forgiveness there is healing, as said Yeshua on the stake, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do!”
Psalms 88 A song, a psalm for the sons of Qorah. To the chief singer, on ‘Answers for sickness’. A poem of Heman the Ezrahite.
O YHWH, Elohim of my deliverance,  by day I have cried out, in the night before You, Let my prayer come before You, Incline Your ear to my cry!
  • Life is full of evil, drawing near to the grave, reckoning among those who go down to the pit, with no strength, whom Yah “has remembered no more”, “cut off from Your hand” , “in dark places” , “afflicted”  & dying, sick !

    Hendrick ter Brugghen - Esau Selling His Birth...

    Hendrick ter Brugghen – Esau Selling His Birthright – WGA22163 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yeshua pierces the darkness with His light! He becomes our Bridegroom, the Beloved nearby, a close friend.
“Drink water from your own cistern, and running water from your own well…Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth…”. ~Proverbs 5:15, 18
Had Esau stayed at home & honored his parents with a Hebrew bride, things may have been very different. But he sought a fountain & fragrance not of YHVH & that has made all the difference in this world.

** But the “Esau’s” of the world can find forgiveness & healing,  in Yeshua and receive His  rivers of everlasting waters!++

English: Jacob offers a dish of lentels to Esa...

English: Jacob offers a dish of lentels to Esau for the birthright, as in Genesis 25, oil on canvas, at Musée du Louvre, Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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