As an example, most people will trust you at the start - until you prove to be not trustworthy. Trust is something that is given for free. It doesn't have to be earned or bought, unless you lose it or abuse it. If you are found to be a gossip, you have sold your birthright of trust - all for the strange satisfaction of breaking the selfsame trust.
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What is your birthright? What was your birthright that you sold or gave away?
Jesus told a similar story in Luke 15 of the prodigal son. This is our eternal hope; that even if we sell our birthright, if we return to Him fully, and with all of our hearts, He will restore it all to us. It is only through Christ that this redemption of our birthright is available; through repentance and faith.
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