The Bible says that God loves us
and sent his Son to be the payment for our sins. It is therefore
shocking to learn that God hates certain individuals and has nothing
but destruction for them and their descendants. Esau was one such
man that God hated even before he was born. He despised his
birthright when he sold it to Jacob and he rebelliously married
heathen women. He tried to repent had the wrong motive for doing so.
Jacob was not innocent either; he had no qualms about sinning as
long as he could get away with it and the Bible shows us the
seriousness of making wrong decisions and the consequences that
follow. But God changed his life and made him fit to become the
third patriarch of the Israel nation. So why was Esau cursed but
Jacob was blessed? God knows the heart of man and knew that Jacob
would repent and that Esau would not.