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Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau

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Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau? This is another post to teach important truth about what Christianity is all about. My aim is to use the teachings under this category of the blog to help new Christians or even non-Christians who read this blog on the path of understanding. I believe the Holy Spirit of God will expand these teachings in your heart in Jesus name. Amen.


Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau?: A popular question

I have (and I believe it applies to you too) come across this question online and offline over the years. Recently, I came across it again and I am using the remaining part of this post to show what I have discovered as an answer (s) to this golden question: Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau?

Now, let’s go ahead to read the bulleted points of revealed ideas of why God said He loved Jacob and hated Esau even before they were born. Please go along with me.


Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau: Revelations of ideas

  • The Old Testament stories, practices, rituals, wars, declarations, prophecies, etc. are God’s ways of showing the future that Jesus would bring.
  • God also used the lives of personalities in the Old Testament to demonstrate the fact above according to His wisdom and supremacy and sovereignty.
  • Esau, I hated and Jacob I loved was another demonstration of the future that Jesus would bring. Both of them were babies in the womb when God said that. So they had not committed any sin.
  • God’s show of love for us in Christ Jesus is not determined by anything or anyone or the devil but His sole decision, His sovereignty, His supreme choice.
  • He said I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy upon and compassion on whom I will have compassion upon. It’s not of him that wills but of God that shows mercy.
  • Now, this is significant. If God’s love for us is determined by any man, force, government, demons, or any factor, then we may be denied this love when we need it.
  • God used that statement of Jacob I loved, Esau ai hated, and the lives of Esau and Jacob to demonstrate that sole right to show love and have mercy on us.
  • I believe we are safe and in good hands when that sole right remains with God and no one else. I believe you will agree with me on that.

Now let me break the bulleted points to show you situations where God used the lives of Old Testament figures to demonstrate His sovereignty and also to show the future that Jesus Christ would bring.


People God used their stories

There are so many situations where God used the lives and stories of people or situations to demonstrate the future in Jesus Christ and His sovereignty.

  • God told prophet Hosea to marry a Prostitute to show His hatred for the sins of Israel and His readiness to take them back if they repent. You can read a Christian novel adaptation of this here
  • God used the life of Abraham to demonstrate the Christian faith and also kingdom wealth.
  • Enoch and Elijah did not die but were taken or raptured to show the event of rapture in the future.
  • Israel passed through the Red Sea to show baptism in water and the Holy Spirit.
  • And many more…


Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau: Conclusion

God used that statement and the lives of Esau and Jacob to demonstrate His sovereignty, His sole right to show love and mercy to us.

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I love to teach and use success principles from the Bible to solve practical problems. My many books tell all the stories. All problems have their solutions in the Bible. I am married with kids.

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