On Disobedient Jackholes and Their Yokes

Reading Genesis 27 today- some days I’m really frustrated by the way God brings blessings upon people who are nothing but disobedient jackholes.

Jacob steals the blessing of his older brother (Jacob who will go on to be the father of 12 sons- the 12 tribes of Israel). Esau renters the scene and begs his father to give him a blessing as well. It begins…

“You will live away from the richness of the earth, and away from the dew of the heaven above. You will live by the sword, and you will serve your brother.”

Imagine the pain of Esau.

Isaac continues:

“But when you decide to break free, you will shake his yoke from your neck.”

Our story does not have to end with “disobedient jackhole.” Our story does not have to end with a curse because of the “disobedient jackhole-ness” of others.

In fact, our story begins when we decide to break free, when we shake the yoke off of our necks.

Thanks be to God for disobedient jackholes, of whom I am chief, and for the mercy he offers us.


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