Under Gods Command
Romans 09:11-14 Yet before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad – in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls-she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, “ I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Was it right for God to choose Jacob, the younger to be over Esau? In Malachi 1:2,3. The statement “Jacob I love, but Esau I hated” refers to the nations of Israel and Edom rather then to the individual brothers. God chose Jacob to continue the family line of the faithful because he knew his heart was for God. But he did not exclude Esau from knowing and loving him.

Lets Bring it Home: Keep in mind the kind of God we worship: he is sovereign; he is not arbitrary; in all things he works for our good; he is trustworthy; he will save all who believe in him. When we understand these qualities of God, we know that his choices are good even if we don’t understand all the reasons.

 

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