The Story of Brothers Esau and Jacob From the Book of Genesis

The Tramp Preacher talks about the brothers Esau and Jacob from the Book of Genesis and compares their character and nature when serving God.


| November/December 1966



Jacob Esau was a gentleman

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The Tramp Preacher shares the story of Esau and Jacob from the Book of Genesis. 

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Genesis 33:9. "And Esau said, I have enough my brother, keep that thou hast unto thy Self".

Just one scene overstressed on which we base our opinion of Esau. You know one fly spoils the meal. In your study of the brothers Esau and Jacob from the Book of Genesis I am sure you will find Esau a most loveable fellow. The glory of Jacob was not so by nature but by the grace of God. In contrast to Jacob, Esau was a natural born gentleman. He ranks with Joseph in not holding a grudge.

Let us look at the general background of his character. He lived in the open, a very daring man. He pitted his strength and skill against wild beasts. He surely lived a hazardous life. Jacob was in constant fear of him.

When we consider his character we find him simple, happy and good natured. He believed everybody to be honest and never suspecting evil in his fellow men. He never suspected hidden traps or meanings. It was on this generous and unsuspicious trait that Jacob counted.