genesis 31: all that is ours

Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.” Isaac told his son not to marry a Canaanite woman, but to take a wife from his mother's family. So Jacob left to go find a wife among his own people. Now, twenty years … Continue reading genesis 31: all that is ours

genesis 29: unloved but loved

Such an intriguing chapter. It's a love story, payback story and kindness of God story all rolled into one. Jacob met the love of his life in Rachel, and paid a steep price to marry her. "Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, … Continue reading genesis 29: unloved but loved

genesis 27: already yours

Birthright designated who would assume leadership of the family, and who would get the largest portion of the inheritance. The birthright belonged to the firstborn son. But the blessing was different. With the blessing, the father could designate whichever child he wanted to receive the bulk of the inheritance, and could give him power and … Continue reading genesis 27: already yours

genesis 26: famine

"Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines." "And the Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with … Continue reading genesis 26: famine