Tag: God

genesis 15: covenant

Let’s listen to just the conversation between God and Abram – God: Don’t worry, I will shield you, and your reward will be great. Abram: What reward will You give me, since You have not given me an heir? In fact, a servant is… Continue Reading “genesis 15: covenant”

genesis 14: rescue

Sat with this chapter for a long time, letting hard to pronounce names wash over me. I wanted to see God, so I sat and read and waited. Four kings went against five kings and four kings won. They took everything, including Lot and… Continue Reading “genesis 14: rescue”

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… Continue Reading “genesis 13: strife”

genesis 12: trust

We have to put ourselves in a place called Haran, which is now in ruins in Turkey. We have to stand with a man named Abram and hear God tell him to go. To leave his home, his father, leave what is familiar and… Continue Reading “genesis 12: trust”

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 –… 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… Continue Reading “genesis 10: origins”

genesis 8: altars

Again, God is specific with timing. The ark came to rest on the 17th day of the 7th month. In the 601st year (of Noah’s life), 2nd month, 27th day of the month, the earth was finally dry again. Noah and his family had… Continue Reading “genesis 8: altars”

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