Category Archives: Genesis

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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Not the How, but the Who

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. . . And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:1, 31a ESV) I’m in the camp of those who remind us that … Continue reading

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Image Bearers

Created in His image. Now that’s something to chew on. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the … Continue reading

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The Creator Who Makes Things Very Good

After a great week with my kids and grandkids, it’s also kind of great to be back at my desk this morning. Opening a new bible, preparing a new copy of my reading plan, putting my bookmarks in place, sharpening … Continue reading

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All The Way My Savior Leads Me

It’s the words of an old man whose time on earth is almost done that captures my thoughts this morning. A man who’s been through a lot and has a story or two he could tell. Stories from his youth, … Continue reading

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Treasure in My Sack

The brothers thought they had been brought to the house for a reckoning. Fear struck at the anticipation of standing before the most powerful man in Egypt. The man who had thought they were spies. The man who had kept … Continue reading

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