genesis 16: return

Interesting, hard chapter in the story. So many emotions and dynamics going on. Sarai's desperation for a child. The injustice against Hagar. Abram's unwillingness to mediate, with his "do what you want with her" attitude. Hagar's contempt for a woman who would have her bear a child she would then have to hand over. Sarai's … Continue reading genesis 16: return

genesis 13: strife

“Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, for we are kinsmen." Strife: Contention. Struggle. Fight. Discord. Abraham was unwilling to allow there to be strife, because they were family. But then he goes further. Aaagh. So much we could learn from Abraham. He was so peace-minded that … Continue reading genesis 13: strife

genesis 11: rebellion

He told them to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth. Instead, they migrated together and decided to build a city and a tower, so that they would not be scattered over the earth. So God scattered them over the earth. Because nothing - no city, no tower, no people, no rebellion, will stop God's … Continue reading genesis 11: rebellion

genesis 10: origins

"These are the generations of the sons of Noah..." Just nine words. Words that no doubt most of us just skim past. But you and I are in those words. Generations. Sons of Noah. Japheth: Often referred to as the Father of Europeans. His descendants were French, German, Celtic, Russian, and Spanish, among others. Some … Continue reading genesis 10: origins