Theme: Discovering Wisdom- God Calls His People.
The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”
A: Jacob - made really good stew. Esau - was a great hunter.
When you think about it, we do a lot of things each day. We go to school, hang out with our friends, and live in our homes. But some of the things we do seem to have no real purpose. The truth is that God has a plan for your life just like he did for Jacob and Esau. But like them, we fight with other people, we run away from God, or we just simply don’t listen to him. It’s important for you to know that even when you sin against God and other people, like Jacob did, God can still use you. His plans for you are bigger than your mistakes; no matter what you do, he will never stop loving you and he will never leave you.
Read the whole story of Esau and Jacob in Genesis 25-33. Genesis 33 is especially important as it details the reunion between Jacob and Esau. Throughout their story, you can see that God never gave up on his plans for them. Want to dig deeper and learn more about God’s plan for us? Check out Proverbs 16:9, Ephesians 2:10, and Matthew 6:25-34.
Have you ever wondered what God’s plan is for you? Have you ever asked him? Prayer is the way that God invites us to talk to him. Through prayer we can ask God anything! In prayer we can also tell God the times when we didn’t do what he wanted us to do and ask him to forgive us. Write two lists. On the first list write the times when you sinned against God and didn’t do things that were a part of his plan. On the second list write the questions that you would want to ask God about his plan for your life. Then take these two lists and pray. First, tell God where you have sinned and ask him to forgive you. Then, ask him the questions you wrote down about his plans for you.