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The Bald Eagle: Mr. Shelton Talks about the importance of choosing the difficult right.

We read in Genesis 25 that Esau traded his birthright to Jacob for a pot of stew (stew without any meat in it!). It sounds incredible, but unfortunately, we do it all the time.As I told our students, if we are not careful, we find ourselves choosing the easy “right now” over the harder “right.” Esau chose the “right now” stew over the long-term “right”—his birthright.Thus, scripture records that “Esau despised his birthright” (25:34).

For our students, this temptation to compromise rears its head on a daily basis. For instance, how easy it is to choose the easy shortcut right now (SparkNotes…like Esau’s stew—no meat) over the disciplined right of reading a challenging text. Because they are at Geneva, if they will work hard, our students hold in their hands the promise of minds girded for action in Christ’s kingdom (like a birthright), but many choose to throw it away for cheap gimmicks to earn a right-now grade.

Don’t despise your birthright. Down with lentil stew! Down with the tyranny of the easy and the convenient! Let’s choose the right over the right now.

Mr. Upton GQ Interview

Mr. Upton GQ Interview

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