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Genesis 30:32-34

November 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Let me [Jacob] go through all your flocks today and remove from them every speckled or spotted sheep, every dark-colored lamb and every spotted or speckled goat. They will be my wages. And my honesty will testify for me in the future, whenever you check on the wages you have paid me. Any goat in my possession that is not speckled or spotted, or any lamb that is not dark-colored, will be considered stolen.”

“Agreed,” said Laban. “Let it be as you have said.” (NIV)

Categories: genesis, honesty, jacob, laban

Sin in Genesis

March 24, 2014 Leave a comment

If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it (4:7).

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Jacob, Leah, and Rachel

January 10, 2013 Leave a comment

The messed up story, in Genesis 29.

Just a reminder not to take a “rival wife” (Leviticus 18:18).

Categories: genesis, jacob, Leah, love, Rachel

Playing Favorites

January 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Genesis 25:28
Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob (NIV).

Parents, don’t play favorites! Love all your children.

Categories: genesis, isaac, love, rebekah

Cain and Abel and Love

January 7, 2013 Leave a comment

The word love appears three times in Genesis 4.

In the midst of the brothers’ rivalry, there is a focus on loving spouses.

Categories: Abel, Cain, genesis, love

Jacob vs. Laban

December 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Genesis 31 sums up the concept of judgment in family affairs.

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Abraham’s Descendants

December 22, 2012 Leave a comment

In verses 15-24, we read God’s famous promise to Abraham, “I promise that I will give you as many descendants as there are stars in the sky or grains of sand along the seashore” (v. 17).

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WWID?

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

What would Isaac do?

Sacrifice himself to his father’s God (verses 9-14).

That’s more faith than I have.

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Deep Faith

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

In verses 3-8, Abraham says, “The boy and I will go over there and worship, and then we will come back to you.”

When Isaac asks about missing a lamb, Abraham replies, “God himself will provide one.”

Both quotes indicate that despite God’s brutal request, Abraham continues to have faith in God’s goodness.

Categories: abraham, Faith, genesis, isaac

This Is A Test!

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment

In verse 1, Moses writes that “God tested Abraham.”

God gives tests? Scary.

Categories: abraham, genesis, God
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