Monthly Archives: January 2016
I am traveling for a few days, so the blog has been delayed for a few days.
The Promise to Abraham and… The conclusion to the Genesis story brings together many strands. First and foremost is the reiteration and passing on the covenant promises to Abraham. In Gen. 12:1-3, 7 we find the fourfold promises to Abram/Abraham … Continue reading
Gen. 44 ends with the distress of Joseph’s brothers, and the confession of sin by Judah. We had to wait a day for the resolution. But the text is a continuous read. Thus, it is not a delay in the … Continue reading
Sin Will Find You Out The Sting of Being Caught This section provides detailed conversation between Joseph, his brothers and his brothers and Jacob. The tragedy of the brothers’ treatment of Joseph now catches up with them. Little did they … Continue reading
[Note: I had this written several days ago, but life and ministry took priority. Sorry for the delay] Following the pattern earlier in Genesis, when a decendant of the promise is not in the line of promise, the genealogy is … Continue reading
Jacob had fled from his father and mother and Esau, spending 20 years with Laban. The aninosty between Jacob and Esau was great when Jacob left. So much so that Esau wanted to kill Jacob because he had gotten the … Continue reading
Jacob leaves his family to find a wife from his mother’s family, Laban her brother. As he approaches Haran, Jacob meets Rachel at the watering hole. She takes him to her father. Jacob desires to take her as his wife. … Continue reading