1 Elephant salt to taste
2 rabbits pepper to taste
Cut elephant into bite size pieces. This will take about two months. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over a kerosene fire for about 4 weeks at 475 degrees F (240 deg C). This serves 3000 people. If more are expected, add 2 rabbits, but do this only if necessary as most people do not like hare in their stew!
Drop those eyebrows now! I'd never do that to an elephant! He'd flatten me first (great slimming trick)! Anyway, I think they are awesome creatures who could teach us all a thing or 2 about family.
But I digress.....
(love saying that)
We all know the story about Jacob and Esau (Gen 25 v 29 - 34). Esau came back tired and hungry and was prepared to sell his birthright to Jacob for a pot of lentil stew! Really, lentils? He obviously did not treasure this awesome benefit that was his because of the order of his birth!
That been said - what is our birthright as Christians? Because we are Christians, children of the living God, saved by grace, our birthright as joint heirs with Christ (firstborn over all creation!) is to live in all eternity with the Father. We benefit in the same manner as Christ in that we have access to the Father. To His grace, mercy, power, deliverance and protection.
We too can lose the benefits of God's blessings if we don't live responsibly as the heirs of God (as my bible says). We need to appreciate this position. We need to treasure the benefits of being heirs with Christ, we need to hang on to our birthright with both hands, both feet and every tooth available!
Gal 4 v 7: You are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ!
Will you sacrifice your birthright for a pot of
I trust not!
Joining with Laura at Beholding Glory for Brag on God Friday