Chapter 25

Published on 31 January 2023 at 22:22

"We are going to learn about the birth of Jacob and Esau, two brothers who were born to Isaac and Rebekah," Mama Otter explained. "They were very different from each other, but they both had unique talents and abilities."


Papa Otter continued, "Jacob was a quiet and gentle man, while Esau was a strong and adventurous man. Esau was also a skilled hunter, while Jacob was a good cook. Despite their differences, they both loved each other very much."


Mama Otter said, "One day, Esau came home from a hunting trip, and he was very hungry. Jacob was cooking some stew, and Esau asked for some. Jacob agreed, but he said that he would give Esau some stew only if he gave him his birthright."


Olivia asked, "What is a birthright?"


Papa Otter replied, "A birthright is a special privilege or right that is passed down from parents to their children. In this case, the birthright was the right to be the firstborn son, and to receive a larger share of the family's wealth and property."


Mama Otter added, "Esau was so hungry that he agreed to Jacob's deal, and he gave him his birthright. But later on, Esau regretted his decision and wanted his birthright back."


Olivia said, "That's not fair to Jacob. He didn't do anything wrong."


Papa Otter replied, "That's right, Olivia. We must always be careful about the decisions we make, especially when they involve important things like our family and our future."


Mama Otter and Papa Otter hugged Olivia and told her how proud they were of her for understanding the story and what it means.


Lesson: Genesis chapter 25 teaches us about the importance of being careful about the decisions we make, and about how our actions can have long-term consequences. It's a story that reminds us to always think about the future, and to make decisions that will bring us happiness and success in the long run.