Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mess of Porridge

You know, Esau, some like it hot, some like it cold, some like it in the pot nine days old.

In all seriousness, can some please explain to me why we should honor Jacob as a Bible hero? (You'll notice, he's nowhere to be found in my LDS Scripture Hero app.) The guy comes across to me as a conniving, cheat.


  1. I agree about the heroism of tempting your hungry brother. This story belongs in the category of "awkward-Old-Testament-stories-we-have-to-take-on-faith." (See also 2 Kings 2:23-24 and 1 Chronicles 13:9-10)

  2. Some *like* it hot... *liken* the scriptures. Nice Arie :).

  3. Well, I consider the birthright contest to be one of his earlier exploits. :) Since he goes on to become Israel, a great prophet, and was destined to carry on the family line through the twelve tribes anyway, it probably didn't matter whether Esau sold it to him or not.