Monthly Archives: June 2012

Genesis 36-37

Jun 29, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God Speaks to Joseph Through his Dreams

  • Genesis 37:5-7 And Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him even more for it. And he said to them: “Listen…

Genesis Chapters 33-35

Jun 28, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God Leads Israel Back to Bethel

  • Chapters 33-34 make no real mention of God, other than Israel acknowledging God’s generosity to him in 33:11.  Israel briefly reconciles with Esau, but then buys a plot of…

Genesis Chapter 32

Jun 22, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

Jacob Wrestles with God and Becomes Israel

  • 32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
  • 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God’s host [camp in some…

Genesis Chapter 31

Jun 21, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God Calls Jacob to Flee Laban and Return to Canaan

Despite Laban’s attempts to thwart Jacob, he has built up significant wealth of flocks and servants.  Just as Laban’s sons are complaining about Jacob stealing…

Genesis Chapter 30

Jun 15, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God’s Continued Blessings on Jacob

  • Rachel, desperate for children, gives her servant to Jacob as a wife so that she may claim the children as her own.  When her servant bears Jacob a son, Rachel…

Genesis Chapter 29

Jun 14, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

Lord, open my eyes and my heart to your truth in your Word.  Show me who you are.

God and the Story of Jacob, Rachel and Leah

  • The first part of this chapter is the story…

Genesis Chapter 28

Jun 13, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God Shows Himself to Jacob

  • After blessing Jacob, Isaac tells him not to marry a Canaanite woman, but to go to Paddan Aram and seek a wife from Laban’s daughters. He then says, “May God…

Genesis Chapter 27

Jun 11, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God in Genesis Chapter 27

This chapter is interesting in that it says nothing directly about God’s words or actions and yet it is a pivotal chapter in the book and in the Bible.  The…

Genesis Chapter 26

Jun 11, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God Blesses Isaac

  • When another famine takes place in the land, Isaac went to Abimilech, king of the Philistines in Gerar
  • And the Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt, live…