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…

Genesis Chapter 25

May 31, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God Blesses Isaac and Answers Isaac’s Prayer

  • And it came to pass that after the death of Abraham, God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac lived by the well Lahairoi.
  • And Isaac pleaded with the Lord…

Genesis Chapters 23-24

May 30, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God Blesses Abraham and Selects a Wife for Isaac

These are God’s words and actions in this passage.  Summaries of the context are in italics.

  • Sarah died and Abraham, who was a powerful prince of the…

Genesis Chapter 22

May 10, 2012  |  Genesis, Old Testament  |  No Comments

God Tells Us to Put Him First

  • And it came to pass after all these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am!”
  • And He said, “Take now…