29Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was famished. 30Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, for I am famished!” (Therefore he was called Edom.) 31Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” 32Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright. (Genesis 25:29-34, NRSV)
What would you give up for food?
Of course if you are dead a birthright does you no good, but really?
Esau gave up a bigger portion of his fathers estate and the right to carry on the family name.
So for a bowl of stew Esau gave up his birthright.
What would you sell your birthright for?