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Month: April 2020

2020 Day 121 – Genesis 27-28 and Psalms 119:121-176

2020 Day 121 – Genesis 27-28 and Psalms 119:121-176

In Genesis chapter 28 we read of Jacob’s dream of the ladder going into Heaven and God’s promise to him.  Just one chapter prior to this, Jacob, with the help of his mother had deceived his father Isaac.  What has changed?  What was the purpose of God giving Jacob this dream?  In the dream He promises Jacob that thru him, “all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Gen 28:14)  The dream had to be humbling to Jacob.  It was…

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2020 Day 120 – Genesis 25-26 and Psalms 119 61-120

2020 Day 120 – Genesis 25-26 and Psalms 119 61-120

In this passage we see the account of Esau selling his birthright to his brother for just one meal. (Genesis 25:29-34) There are many points we could make about this incident, but a powerful statement is made that Esau is remembered for this in the New Testament as well. “Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no…

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2020 Day 119 – Genesis 23-24 and Psalms 119:1-60

2020 Day 119 – Genesis 23-24 and Psalms 119:1-60

Abraham was a man known for his faith.  Another man who showed great faith was Abraham’s servant who was trusted to find a wife for Isaac.  He went on his way to find a wife, but when he got close, he prayed.  His prayer was for God’s guidance.  He knew this was a big responsibility that was placed on him.  He did not not just sit at home and pray waiting for God to drop a solution into his lap.  He went…

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2020 Day 118 – Genesis 21-22 and Psalms 118

2020 Day 118 – Genesis 21-22 and Psalms 118

God had promised Abraham that his descendants would be more than the stars in the sky.  Even though Abraham at times tried to do things his way, he had a great faith in God.  When he was told by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, he got up early, loaded up what he needed and went on his way to the location that God had given him.  He did not argue or try to talk God out of it.  He…

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2020 Day 117 – Genesis 19-20 and Psalms 117

2020 Day 117 – Genesis 19-20 and Psalms 117

We have probably all heard about Lot’s wife and what happened to her. “But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” (Genesis 19:26 ESV) When this happened, God was destroying Sodom and Gomorrah because of the sinfulness of the people who lived there. God had promised Abraham that if there were just 10 righteous people living there, He would spare the cities. (Genesis 18:32) There were not 10 found. Lot was then given the…

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2020 Day 116 – Genesis 17-18 and Psalms 116

2020 Day 116 – Genesis 17-18 and Psalms 116

God promised Abraham that his descendants would be great. (Genesis 12:2, 17:4)  Abraham was getting older and wondering if this promise was really going to happen.  When God again made this promise to Abraham (17:16), he laughed and questioned to himself how this could happen to a man who was a hundred years old and a woman who was ninety. (17:17)  Sarah also laughed when she heard this promise. (18:12)  God works in ways we sometimes do not understand, but…

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2020 Day 115 – Genesis 15-16 and Psalms 115

2020 Day 115 – Genesis 15-16 and Psalms 115

Abraham was known for his faith in God. “And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6 ESV) Hebrews chapter 11 helps us understand what it means to have faith. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.” (Hebrews 11:1-2 ESV) As we read thru that chapter, we can see having faith is verified by one’s actions….

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2020 Day 114 – Genesis 13-14 and Psalms 114

2020 Day 114 – Genesis 13-14 and Psalms 114

Abram and his nephew Lot moved to another land as God had commanded. They had more livestock than could be supported in one area, so Abram gave his nephew the choice of which area to take. “Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.” (Genesis 13:9 NKJV) But Lot’s choice was…

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2020 Day 113 – Genesis 11-12 and Psalms 113

2020 Day 113 – Genesis 11-12 and Psalms 113

We think of Abraham as a man of great faith.  When he was still known as Abram, God had already promised him great things:  “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Gen 12:2-3)  Then just a few…

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2020 Day 112 – Genesis 9-10 and Psalms 112

2020 Day 112 – Genesis 9-10 and Psalms 112

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see the beauty of a rainbow in the sky? Do you think of that imaginary pot of gold at the end? In this passage of scripture we read of what it means to our God. “The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” (Genesis…

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