God didnt hate Esau. Im sure Esau had a chance his entire like to return to Gods favor. Recall that its a FREE CHOICE that every person has to make. Esau lost his birthright because he didnt take it seriously and put a temporary physical desire before something better and longer kasting. He did end up quite well off, fairly wealthy and successful for his time eventually i believe. Whether he chose to belong to God or not and will end up in heaven is between him and God. That his descendants eventually necame enemies of Gods people may or may not attest to Esaus own standing with God. But whether or not Esau is in heaven stands soley on the choice he made while alive as the same choice and the same lifetime of chances are given to all of us.
God doesn't hate anyone. As a Christian, I believe he sent his only begotten son to bare our sins so we can be saved and have eternal life. If he hated people, then he wouldn't give up something so precious. Would you give up your child's life to save strangers who reject you? My husband and I haven't had children yet, but I know that I couldn't bring myself to give up my child's life for people who reject me day in and day out even though I still bless them because I still have unconditional love for them (like God). I'm not one to debate on religion but I just had to say those few words.
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Because Esau was destitute of faith. he had none! without faith, it is impossible to please God. Esau showed his total lack of faith when he gladly exchanged his birthright, which was spiritual, for a bowl of bean soup. He showed it again when he married a daughter of Ishmael. everything in Esau's life showed a complete absence of faith. Nothing God said counted in Esau's thinking.
Esau preferred instant gratification. (Genesis 25:30-34) “Not appreciating sacred things,” Esau gave away his rights as firstborn “in exchange for one meal.” (Hebrews 12:16) He failed to consider how his decision to sell his birthright would affect his relationship with Jehovah or what influence his action would have on his offspring. He lacked spiritual vision. Esau closed his eyes to God’s precious promises, viewing them as of little value. As a result, he lost out on having the Messiah come through his line.
God loving Jacob and hating Esau has nothing to do with the human emotions of love and hate. It has everything to do with God choosing one man and his descendants and rejecting another man and his descendants. God chose Abraham out of all the men in the world. The Bible very well could say, "Abraham I loved, and every other man I hated." God chose Abraham's son Isaac instead of Abraham's son Ishmael. The Bible very well could say, "Isaac I loved, and Ishmael I hated." Romans chapter 9 makes it abundantly clear that loving Jacob and hating Esau was entirely related to which of them God chose. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Jacob-Esau-love-hate.html#ixzz2PLCXWfTq