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genesis 33: restoration

Jacob was about to see his brother, Esau, for the first time since the "great deception" that cheated Esau out of his birthright and stole his blessing. Jacob was scared and divided up his wives and children to hopefully save some of them if Esau attacked. In Jacob's mind, he was Esau's enemy, and for… Continue reading genesis 33: restoration

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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

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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