“Also Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan did not please his father Isaac. So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.”
Although you may not want to admit it, you have had moments of rebellion even on your Christian journey. Not the rebellion you exhibited while out in the world but rather the rebellion you showed forth when you had received Christ as your Lord and savior.
Just as we see Esau do in this scripture, as he took a wife from the Canaanite because he saw it was displeasing to his father so do we also fall in such pits in our our Christians walk. Sometimes for one reason or another we find ourselves in positions where we deliberately rebel because we feel as though we have to right to. In some instances we rebel simply because of pride. You must learn to be responsible for the life you’re living and take stock of all your actions. Ask yourself What areas of your life have you been rebellious to God, or you parents, or just simply an authority figure in your life? Rebellion often times come because of pride. When you allow pride to overtake your heart your actions become subject to the rebellious state of your sinful nature. Do not be rebellious against God or against others in your life.
Check your heart when you see that you are being rebellious and ask yourself is my rebellion due to my desire to be spiteful as we see Esau do, or is it out of pride. Either way you must be mindful in not allowing the pride of your heart or the spite of your heart to overwhelm you. Because if it does you will find yourself wanting.