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Living For Tomorrow (Sermon) Genesis 25: 27 – 34

Living For Tomorrow (Sermon) Genesis 25: 27 – 34

On our Diocesan Girls Guild week service, I was invited to speak on the theme “Living For Tomorrow (Sermon) Genesis 25: 27 – 34”. Explaining the concept of living for tomorrow (Sermon) fr0m the book of Genesis 25: 27 – 34 may not be an easy task. But we are trusting the holy spirit to give us the right direction. Living for tomorrow means living in the now but with so much interest in the future.

You can equally say it means existing presently let’s say this second, minute, hour, day, month, year but the individual’s target, vision, mind and focus is on tomorrow. Read also: I know who I am 1 Peter 2: 9 Sermon.

It is important we know that there can’t be a tomorrow without a today, they both work hand in hand. God is equally interested in our today and tomorrow more than he is in our yesterday because he chooses to wave off our days of unrepentance and ignorance.

We should also have it in mind that today serves as a tool which shapes and sharpens our tomorrow and that is why the things we do today, the live we live today whether we are reckless or careful about it has an impact or something to say concerning our future. And as such we should be mindful of our life pattern.

Living For Tomorrow (Sermon) Genesis 25: 27 – 34

From our Bible Text, Gen 25: 27 – 34:

27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. 30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.)

31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”

32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”

33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.

So Esau despised his birthright.


We can deduce from the bible passage that Esau was a man who cared less about matters of the future. It doesn’t really bother him that much and that was why it was not difficult for him to give up on his birthright. His brother Jacob already knows his kind of person and when he set the trap it was so easy to catch his prey (Esau).

Let’s look at the theme from two Perspectives:

  • Legacy
  • Eternity

Legacy:  legacy points at what we will leave behind for those coming after us, it points at the impact one makes while alive that will speak for him most especially when he or she is no more. What kind of legacy do u think Esau left for his children.

You can imagine when his children grows and may want to make use of their supposed to be father’s land and then Jacobs children says no that is our fathers. With which face will he explain to his children that he has nothing for them, that he gave his or their inheritance to their uncle simply because of food and hunger.

The question we should ask ourselves is : what exactly are we going to be remembered for when we re no more? Just like DORCAS let our good deeds speak for us when we journey to the life beyond


Eternity: The kingdom of God( heaven) and the kingdom of Satan (hell) is real and not a joke and the way we live our lives now can say a lot about which direction we will face later. Rev 22:12, 2 Cor 5: 10, matt 12:36. The life we re living is for the now the judgment of God is for tomorrow.

Living For Tomorrow (Sermon) Genesis 25: 27 – 34

If we desire to live for tomorrow then let’s do these:

1) Let’s get busy:

busy doing good, serving the lord. Gen 25: 27 Esau was hunting and Jacob preferred to stay at home, dwelling in tent. This rings a bell of laziness and idleness. When others are leaving for work to hustle what do u stay back to do. Remember that an idle mind is a devil’s workshop.

Idleness shouldn’t be found among believers most especially among those who want to live for tomorrow. You can choose to be busy like God who did d creation, who is awake protecting us when we are slumbering ,answering our prayers. U can also choose to be busy like the angels running errands for God and us .

Even Jesus is busy mediating between us and his father , making intercession for us. Idleness gives d devil an opportunity to come closer to us and begin to chip in deception, betrayal to us like he did to Jacob. Esau goes into the bush, hunts for animals, brings it or them home and then prepares some for his father who will eat and be pleased with his son.

Is it possible we act like Esau. Lets go hunting for souls, bring them to church and to the kingdom and then present them to our father and guess what their will be joy in heaven and our father will be pleased with us.

2) Self control:

Gen 25: 32-33. Lack of self control made Esau not to drag the issue with his brother, lack of self control made him not to even report to their father or even look for something else to eat in the house to quench his hunger. This made him to give up easily.

Having self control is a virtue which can make u not to crave for what u can’t afford, self control can make a man not to raise his hand on his wife no matter how she talks. Self control can make u not to sell off Jesus due to hunger, clothing etc.

In Proverb 25: 28. Self control protect us and save us unnecessary stress in life.

Living For Tomorrow (Sermon) Genesis 25: 27 – 34


3) Understand your today:

1 chronicle 12: 32. When u understand your today u tend to make proper use of it. its important we or you get conversant with the events of today, season and time presently. We should know that this is perilous time, end time.

Understand that u need to pray more now fast more now, dwell in his presence more so as to get strength, energy and momentum for the future.


4) Enticement: Gen 25: 30.

The color red is an obvious one . The redness of the stew /porridge enticed Esau , increased his hunger and possibly made him to salivate more towards his desire. Matter 6: 22-23 ( I want to believe that Esau’s eyesight are not healthy if not he would HV been able to foresee the betrayal or even realize it when he stepped into it)

The scripture says if sinners entice you do not consent. The issue of enticement is not a small issue coz if u look at Sampson in judges 14 vs.16:1 and about Eve in Gen 3:6 then u will understand better. May God give us healthy spiritual eyesight like Moses in Deut 34:7 who in his old age can still see clearly.

5) Walk with God:

Between our today and our tomorrow lies a distance and to cover it then a movement must be made, and to journey into your tomorrow you don’t just move alone. You need God factor in your journey to succeed. Living For Tomorrow (Sermon) Genesis 25: 27 – 34.


Try to walk with God. It’s important to walk with God into your tomorrow for these reasons:

  1. A) He knows tomorrow more than you do and he knows how to navigate via it more than a mere mortal
  2. B) For your protection u need him because there are dangers ahead, devourers on the way, fire extinguishers that quenches anointing and brings people to square one in their walk with God, but if u move with him then you re protected.
  3. C) When u let him in, into your today you can be sure that your tomorrow will be beautiful and blessed.

Living For Tomorrow (Sermon) Genesis 25: 27 – 34

God bless u.

Sermon By Sis. Ebere Ezennaoma.

Ebere is a member of the Young Anglican Crusaders (YAC) in the Anglican Diocese of Enugu. She was also the Sisters’ cordinator, YAC. She is a student Nurse.