The Lineage Of Esau

Esau, who is Jacob’s brother, is also called Edom. The kingdom of the Edomites comes from his lineage. He had three wives named Adah, Aholibamah, and Bashemath. It was Adah that had two children with Esau. Their names were Eliphaz and Reuel. Him and his second wife had three children. There names are Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah. His sons came from two women. We know that he dwelled in Canaan with his family. However, how he raised up his children is unknown. Did he teach them the ways of the Lord or did he allow them to believe what they want and go after false gods? Fortunately, we know that Jacob taught his children the ways of the Lord. It is written the following about Esau, “now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; And Bashemath Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebajoth. And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel; And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.” (Genesis 36:1-5)

In the time that Esau lived, women’s names weren’t always written down in their records, but referred to instead. So although Esau had daughters also, we just aren’t privileged to know their names. What we do know is that he was very rich. He had all the cattle, beasts, and substance he needed in the land of Canaan. It is because of his riches that he started his own kingdom in Canaan, of which his people from generation are called the Edomites. There were many dukes, which were high-ranking officials, that came from his line also. As for Esau, his story continues and reads, “And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.” (Genesis 36:6,7) What we learn from Esau’s story is that people can be very rich without God. However, all this means nothing after we die. Therefore, we ought to make our treasures in heaven. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will continue to be with me and my family all our days. That each one of us will come to know You personally as our Lord and Savior. You are my God, Jesus, and I pray that every person in my immediate and extended family will one day see this. You have already started something amazing with me, my wife, and my two daughters. My youngest loves to pray over the food and my whole family goes to church with me each Sunday. Praise God that You are leading them to want to do these things and not just do Your will because I force them. It would be terrible if my family only did things that You care for because they felt pressured into doing it. But since I cannot read their minds, I pray that my wife and my kids will each be drawn to You in their own way. May the generations that come from my seed be fruitful in not just children and grandchildren, but in their knowledge of You. That is fruitful indeed. You have said that if I train up my children in the way that they should go, they will never depart from it. I need that blessing to come true. I may not be the best husband or father, but I strive daily to teach my family about You, Jesus. I love You, Lord. Amen.

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  1. AMEN!!! Or as one Christian writer put it, I’m poor to the word but I’m rich in my heart. Yes we can be very rich to the word as in having earthly riches and therefore, being rich down here and thus, being rich in the eyes of the world ect. However, if we don’t have God in our lives, we aren’t rich at all because our riches don’t matter and they don’t mean anything and they are irrelevant. If we don’t have Master Jesus in our lives, we and our riches and our lives everything about and in us and our lives are irrelevant and meaningless ect and completely so. Master Jesus is God and He is our Creator. Therefore, the one who has Master Jesus in his life, is rich whether he is rich in the eyes of the world or poor in the eyes of the world. The one who doesn’t have Master Jesus in his life, is poor whether he is poor in the eyes of the world or rich in the eyes of the world. The one who has God in his life is rich and the truly so and completely so whether he is rich in the eyes of the world or poor in the eyes of the world while the one who doesn’t have God in his life, is poor and truly so and completely so whether he is poor in the eyes of the world or rich in the eyes of the world. Our earthly riches and our earthly possessions don’t matter at all and are completely irrelevant and completely meaningless anyway but are so inherently and objectively and spiritually and morally and at death if we don’t have Master Jesus in our lives and thus, don’t have God in our lives. The one and only way or reason that our earthly riches or our earthly possessions ect mean anything or matter or are relevant ect or will mean anything or will be relevant ect or that will make them mean anything or that will make them relevant ect, is if we have Master Jesus in our lives and thus, have God in our lives and that’s the one and only thing makes them meaningful or relevant ect or that will make them meaningful or relevant ect. MASTER JESUS IS ENOUGH!!!


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