Posts Tagged 'Genesis'

Why did God allow them to suffer?

Genesis 39:1 (KJB) “And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.”

Starting in Genesis chapter 37 is the account of young Joseph the young but favored son of Israel.  Most of us have read the story many times about how Joseph became hated by his brothers.  The Bible tells us in Genesis 37:3 that Israel loved ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 3rd 2015

Do possessions of this world have you; or are you encompassed by things of God as you sojourn upon this earth?

And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. (Genesis 23:3-4 KJV)

To sojourn in a place means to exist in a temporary status ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 24th 2014

Creation continually “sings” of the wonderful glory of God.  His holy signature is written all over the face of the earth and heavenly realms.

I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 21st 2014

The “first family” of the Bible teaches mankind lessons for life.

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he ...

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The Flesh of Ishmael The Promise of Isaac

Abraham was elderly, in his eighties and still yearning for a son, for an heir to carry on His namesake.  Sara was still barren these many years and Abraham had not yet received the son God had promised to provide.  The only child to have grown up in their household was Eliezer, who was born to a servant, not of Abraham’s loins.

Both he and Sara became impatient, living by sight, losing all faith in this promise of God ...

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Hagar Ran Away

“But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of ...

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