Category Archives: Genesis

Cup Half Empty?

Jacob’s conversation with his new landlord, Pharaoh, caught my attention this morning. He and his entire house had moved to Egypt. He had been reunited with the son he had loved above all his sons, the one who had been … Continue reading

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Forgetful and Fruitful

We don’t know exactly how many years there were between the two boys, but we do know that Joseph and his wife had to come up with two baby names within seven years. And it must have been quite a … Continue reading

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But You Said

He had survived the going away party, but he was worried that he might not make it through the homecoming gala. It had been angry uncle Laban and “his kinsmen” you had pursued Jacob and Jacob’s clan as they sought … Continue reading

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Fig Leaves and Loincloths

You sense it was an “Oh, what have we’ve done?” moment. She had engaged in the conversation and was deceived. But he was with her and knew exactly what they were doing, thus he acted willfully. And it seems that … Continue reading

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When No One is Looking

It was a one-on-one encounter of the divine kind. It happened at night. It happened when he was alone. And it happened when no one was looking. I imagine there must have been chaos in the camp as Jacob prepared … Continue reading

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Heart Speak

To our way of thinking, Abraham’s approach to finding a wife for his son was, to say the least, unconventional. Isaac is ready to get hitched. But not to anyone on “this side of the Jordan.” Abraham has discerned the … Continue reading

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As He Said . . . As He Promised

Genesis is foundational. It introduces God, introduces mankind, and explains what happened in the past that so messes with our present. In it we learn that God has always been, that this earth was created, and that man, because of … Continue reading

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