The Gospel Project for Kids continued its journey through God’s story by learning about a little sibling rivalry. Esau despised his birthright in favor of some tasty stew that Jacob was making. Jacob took advantage of his brother and secured for himself a better familial position.
Jacob is a perfect example of why people need a Savior. He tricked his father into blessing him instead of his brother. Jacob lied and was a devious manipulator to gain something that wasn’t rightfully his. Like Jacob, we seek a birthright and a blessing that don’t belong to us, but we can’t lie, cheat, or deceive in order to gain it. Instead, Jesus shared His birthright and blessing with us when He paid for our sins on the cross and gave us His righteousness.