I read this on a friend's facebook page: Genesis 25:33 The Message (MSG)
Jacob said, “First, swear to me.” And he did it. On oath Esau traded away his rights as the firstborn."
I used to be one of those people who would read this passage and think...how dumb was Esau! Really he traded his BIRTHRIGHT blessing away...for a bowl of stinkin' soup?
Then my friend asked the question: "What have you traded of eternal importance for a momentary pleasure???" and I had to stop and realize I have been Esau at some very pivotal moments in my life.
I hope I remember the next time I want an immediate gratification...to choose well.