Confronting the Inevitable. Genesis 33:1-15. Sooner or Later We must face Esau!. Genesis 33:1 “And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came and with him four hundred men” For 21 years Jacob had avoided a face-to-face encounter with Esau At the age of 40
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Eventually our past will catch up with us!
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool”
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory”
Psalm 51:3 “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me”
8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
It is important to acknowledge the reality of our sin!
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;
8 for he said, “If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape.”
Human Reasoning is no match for the Esau (sin) problem!
A gift without repentance will not deal with the Esau-problem!
`No please!’ said Jacob. `If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably. Please accept the present it was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have I need’