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We don’t always think of what we need in the long term – we are often too concerned with the short term.

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • What is real hunger?
  • What is a birthright.
  • What are short term goals?
  • What are long term goals?
  • What are short term consequences?
  • What are long term consequences?

Creative Thinking

  • Come up with things that you can do for people who do not have enough food in your neighborhood or city.

Homeschooling Projects

  • Make a list of 10 long term goals and 10 short term goals that you have for yourself.
  • Explain in a newspaper article the long term consequences of Esau selling his birthright.
  • Research hunger in your city or state. Find out how many people are really hungry and what is being done about it.
  • Interview someone who works or volunteers for an organization that helps the hungry.
  • Research stew recipes. Make a list of items you need from the store and make a stew for your family dinner.
  • Interview Esau after he ate the stew and ask him if he regretted his decision.
  • Interview Jacob and ask him if he feels that he took advantage of Esau.