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The Bestower

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Ben Lovelady

on 26 August 2018

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Transcript of The Bestower

The Bestower
“All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.”
Blaise Pascal
“Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.”
Genesis 25:34 ESV
1) "Birthright" =
Spiritual Uniqueness

2) "Birthright" =
Priority in Position
3) "Birthright" =
Financial Advantage
“Why have you despised the word of the LORD, to do what is evil in His sight?”
2 Samuel 12:9 ESV
Access to Satisfaction
Immediate Accessibility / Delayed Accessibility
Duration of Satisfaction
Flash-in-the-pan Satisfaction / Sustained Satisfaction
Depth of Satisfaction
Surface Level Satisfaction / Soul Level Satisfaction
“You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalm 16:11 ESV
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.”
1 John 3:1 ESV
“See to it…that no one is…unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.”
Hebrews 12:15-17 ESV
“Their father gave them great gifts of silver, gold, and valuable possessions, together with fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram, because he was the firstborn.”
2 Chronicles 21:3 ESV
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