Holding Out for Something Better (Genesis 25:19-34)
The story of Jacob shows how God is busy seeking to disrupt, to turn upside down the world that the people in charge find comfortable—a world in which it’s taken for granted that the first shall be first . . . and the last shall be last. A world in which the powerful and the favorite sons assume that God uses the wisdom of the wise to shame the foolish, and the strength of the strong to shame the weak.
But in God’s vision of the way things should be, those who’ve been born with the deck stacked against them are now the ones God seeks to make whole.
Those who’ve always been too easy to ignore, too easy to exploit occupy the places of honor.