Hebrews 12:16-17 (NLT)

16 Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau. He traded his birthright as the oldest son for a single meal. 17 And afterward, when he wanted his father's blessing, he was rejected. It was too late for repentance, even though he wept bitter tears.

The apostle is saying in Hebrews to not trade away eternal salvation for even the smallest thing like Esau did. He gave away an entire birthright just for a meal and then wept over what he had done, not for the sin, but for the penalty of the sin.

From one generation to the next fathers pass on blessings to their children. Sometimes there are hopes and dreams that are passed on. Maybe a father or a grandfather has a dream of building a business and it finally comes true in a son or a grandson. Years ago many an immigrant left their country seeking the new land of American in order to find a blessing for a new generation of people. The Bible says, "Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth" (Psalm 127:4 NASB). In other words there reaches a point where children have been safe and secure like arrows kept in a quiver. But at some point you have to take them from a quiver, point them in the right direction and let them go. And hopefully you have blessed them enough with the Lord’s teachings that they know the right path to follow. Pray for your children that they might know the Lord’s wisdom. Pray for those who teach. Ask the Lord to lead our nation and bless it. Let Him be a blessing to you.