a. Esau Seeks the Blessing. If you turn over to Hebrews chapter 12, we get some insight as to what is going on here. In Hebrew 12:15 it says, “see to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled. Who is given as an example of this? Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. When he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected. Esau asked Isaac for the blessing and Isaac said no I gave it to someone else. Esau said bless me too. Isaac said, no, your brother took your blessing. Esau asks, “have you reserved a blessing for me?” Isaac says, “No, I put him in charge and sustained him with grain and wine. What else is there I can give you?” Esau tries again. Have you but one blessing? Bless me anyway.” And then Esau breaks down and weeps. Isaac blesses Esau but it doesn’t sound like a blessing, does it? You’ll struggle in making a living. You’ll always be fighting. You’ll serve your brother. But when you grow restless you will break his yoke from your neck. b. Esau’s Remorse In verse 41, we see the difference between Isaac and Esau. Isaac trembles in repentance at the finding out of his sin. Esau weeps in remorse. Remorse is not repentance. Go back to Hebrews 12:17. Esau, “found no chance to repent, though he sought [the blessing] with tears.” So we see the tears but we see no sign of repentance for his sin. As we see in verse 41, the bitterness turns to hatred. It says that Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing he received. Again, who demanded the blessing? Who asked over and over again? Esau hated Jacob because of his blessing. And so Esau consoles himself, not by seeking the favor of God, but by plotting the murder of his brother. He says to himself that he will wait until his father dies, then he will kill his brother. Little did Esau know that day would be long in coming.