Bowl of Soup

I read an interesting but changeling devotion by Charles Stanley. It was on the story of Jacob and Esau in Genesis 25 - Esau sells his birthright for a bowl of soup.! Then he asked this question, “Is there anything of true value that you are trading for something of lesser worth?” In other words, what is your "bowl of soup"?
Could it be wealth and a career at the expense of family? You get so tied up in busyness it keeps you from spending time with God in His Word regularly? How many folks today sacrifice their health by consuming harmful or addictive substances, or even by overindulging in food. The list of our bowls of soup choices is endless.
Some of the decisions we make today will rob us of the blessings God wants to give us. When we yield to temptation in a moment of weakness, we’re actually sacrificing our future for momentary pleasure. We can't afford to live thoughtlessly, basing our decisions on immediate desires or feelings. Since the principle of sowing and reaping cannot be reversed, we need to carefully consider what we are planting. The harvest will come, and we'll reap what we have sown--and more than we've sown.
Question: Are you contemplating anything that could have serious long-term consequences if you yield to the yearning? Take time to evaluate your choices by looking ahead to see what negative consequences could follow that course of action. Don't let "a bowl of soup" hinder God's wonderful plans for you.

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