One of the most haunting stories in the Bible is the story of Esau. Esau was the older brother of Jacob, he was strong, he provided for the family, and everybody loved Esau. One day he came in from hunting and he was exhausted. Seeing an opportunity his brother Jacob offered him a bowl of soup in exchange for his birthright, which was a promise that the family’s honor and wealth would be passed on to him. And in a moment of weakness his appetite for food overcame him and he exchanged his most valuable possession for a bowl of soup. It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, it takes a lifetime to build a fortune, or career, it takes a lifetime to build a great family, and all of that can be thrown away in a moment. Won’t you learn from Esau? Won’t you fight the appetites in your life? So that you may do what is right, and ultimately so that you may please the Lord.