Category Archives: Genesis

The Power of Promise

Finished Genesis this morning. Found myself trying to do the math. Trying to piece together how many years between Abraham receiving the promise of land when he was 75 years old (Gen. 12:3), and when his grandson, Jacob, dies at … Continue reading

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Two Prophetic Words

Two prophetic words rattling around in my head this morning. The first the dying words of a patriarch, the second the desperate words of a king. The first enveloped with an anticipation of glory, the second enduring the agony of … Continue reading

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Joseph and His Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

It’s easy, especially when it comes to well known stories we’ve heard since Sunday School, to read them again with the end in mind. To skim over details until we get to “the lesson.” To rush through the “back story” … Continue reading

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The Fear

Brings to mind my Sesame Street days. Well, not my Sesame Street days — I kind of predate Bert and Ernie as my TV teachers of the ABC’s, my era was more Miss Margaret and Romper Room. But my kids … Continue reading

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A Tenth and Too Many Gods

So, not quite sure how this is going to come together, but there’s a couple of thoughts racing around my head as I sit back after my readings and reflect. A couple of thoughts that I’m thinking might actually tie … Continue reading

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Fruitful in Affliction

Nobody really likes the desert. I’m guessing, if they had the choice, most people would look to escape the storm. Say what you want about trials, testings, and terrible situations, and the potential benefits of being in the crucible, but, … Continue reading

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Joseph and Jesus

This morning I am hovering over the very familiar tales of Joseph and his various captivities (Genesis 37, 39-40). They begin with Joseph being thrown into a pit by his brothers — Joseph soon to be the subject of a … Continue reading

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The Ladder and The Promise

Bottom line? Jacob didn’t deserve a ladder. When all was said and done, he should have been done. Extorted his brother’s birthright for some food. Deceived his father when the old man was blind and vulnerable. And, the huckster managed … Continue reading

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As He Had Said . . . As He Had Promised

Chewing on a pretty straight forward statement of fact in Genesis from long ago which, it seems to me, has some pretty far reaching implications for doing life here today. The LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the … Continue reading

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One From Beyond

Law of first mention kicked in this morning. Something I was taught early on as a Christian. Take note of the first mention of things in the Bible, as it might be instructive. And, to my recollection, I don’t think … Continue reading

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