by Thomas Bass “And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.” Now Jacob has come back from Haran after twenty years of herding Laban’s sheep. He came back with his wives, his eleven sons, then Rachel has Benjamin and she passes off the scene. But now, … Continue reading Joseph Sold into Egypt
Jacob, Esau, Birthright
by Les Feldick Let's get back into the Book of Genesis and do some reviewing. Turn to Chapter 25. Here, we're dealing with two sons, Jacob and Esau, the sons of Isaac and Rebekah. All of this is right in line with the Abrahamic Covenant. I realize that a lot of people are picking up … Continue reading Jacob, Esau, Birthright
Avoiding the Comparison Trap
Kia Stephens | Proverbs 31 Ministries “When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, ‘Give me children, or I’ll die!’” Genesis 30:1 (NIV) It began with a seemingly harmless perusal of a friend's photo on Instagram. What a cute picture of … Continue reading Avoiding the Comparison Trap
The law of location
"You only flourish in the place where you belong, doing what God has called and equipped you to do." Genesis 2:15 NIV God created the Garden of Eden, placed Adam in it, and told him to "work it." God said, "Be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:22 NIV). In other words, "Be successful." But notice, there's … Continue reading The law of location
Joseph Attacked by the Archers.
“The archers have sorely grieved him, shot at him and hated him: But his bow abode in strength and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob (from thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel).” (Genesis 49:23, 24) It must have been a fine sight … Continue reading Joseph Attacked by the Archers.
Rachel and Leah – a tale of two sisters
originally posted by Steven P. Wickstrom In Genesis chapter 27, Jacob had already swindled his brother Esau out of the birthright, and now he had deceitfully taken away the blessing of their father Isaac. Esau, having been double-crossed twice, was so angry that he was preparing to kill Jacob. When their mother, Rebekah, found out … Continue reading Rachel and Leah – a tale of two sisters