"And Esau came from the field and he was tired." Genesis 25:29
This is the first time the Torah uses the word 'ayef' - tired. When a word is introduced to us in the Torah
in a certain context, we are supposed to learn from that usage and apply that same meaning throughout.
Abraham was one of the busiest men in scriptures. He traveled from place to place, built altars, served
guests, was tested and passed those tests successfully. He lived for 175 years and had a full and very involved life, yet,
the Torah never describes him as tired. The lesson here is that those involved in spiritual activities have the energy for
many more things than those who are just existing a mundane life. On the day he sold his birthright, Esau was "tired." If
we fill our lives with meaning, if we have spiritual contact in the things we do, we will have the spice and sparkle which
will keep us from getting stale. Those who live a life of materialism, without letting Yashua into their world,
will become tired easily.
Let us be like Abraham and have the energy to accomplish the work Yahveh has given us. "The joy of Yahveh is your strength."