Genesis Bible Study – Chapter 33
By Carri Pratt
“But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck
and kissed him, and they wept.” Genesis 33:4
It would have been easy for Esau to have held a grudge against Jacob. After all, Jacob had tricked Esau out of his birthright and his blessing. The most natural response would probably have been resentment, anger and frustration.
The Bible provides the best response, let Jesus deal with it:
“Let the Lord judge the peoples. Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.” Psalm 7:8
The best way to handle a wrong done to us is to give it to Jesus rather than allowing the poison of resentment and anger to fester within. It is like a prison that keeps us from being truly free and enjoying life.
Esau chose the right path. He mourned his loss then went on with his life; and God blessed him, “But Esau said, “I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself.” Genesis 33:9