Many are eager to tie upon the Law the red ribbon of the first born. These do not realize God has ordained a different heir, by which His promised children should be born. Grace, though second to appear, has received the sole title and parentage of the Kingdom. So said Isaac to the son which smelled of the earth, "I have made him thy Lord." And, as it relates to justification, "Esau I have hated, but Jacob have I loved." God will not tolerate a mingled fabric of works and faith for justification, no matter how surely good deeds are the necessary result of being justified.