Blessing in Disguise

This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Caleb Beller…..

“Then Rebekah took the choice clothes of her elder son Esau, which [were] with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son. And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.” (Gen 27:15-16)

As Jacob covered his neck and limbs trying to emulate his brother Esau, it is hard not to have mixed emotions. Was Jacob trying to do the right thing the wrong way? As I turned the moral “Rubik’s-cube”, something caught my attention.

There is an interesting New Testament parallel with this story. As Jacob covered himself in the identity of Esau, his father blessed him as the firstborn. When we are covered in Christ we also become heirs to the blessing of the firstborn. The Father blesses us as if we were Jesus!

These verses from Rom 13:1, Gal 3:27, Eph 4:24, and Col 3:10 exhort us to put on Christ. Unlike Jacob, we seek the blessing in the light of His promise. Romans says that we are now His children and co-heirs with Christ.

Have we covered ourselves with Christ and embraced the privileges of the firstborn? Jacob fulfilled the prophecy given before his birth that the older would serve the younger (Gen 25:23). May we walk in the fullness of our inheritance. Clothe ourselves in Jesus, and in faith pursue the blessings He has promised in His Word.