Genesis 31 — 01-30-15

February 1, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 1-2 Jacob learned that Laban’s sons were talking behind his back: “Jacob has used our father’s wealth to make himself rich at our father’s expense.” At the same time, Jacob noticed that Laban had changed toward him. He wasn’t treating him the same. Jacob had worked for all the wealth he […]

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Genesis 30 — 01-29-15

January 30, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 1When Rachel realized that she wasn’t having any children for Jacob, she became jealous of her sister. She told Jacob, “Give me sons or I’ll die!” 2 Jacob got angry with Rachel and said, “Am I God? Am I the one who refused you babies?” Unfortunately, Jacob did not respond to […]

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Genesis 29 — 01-28-15

January 30, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 25 Morning came: There was Leah in the marriage bed! Jacob confronted Laban, “What have you done to me? Didn’t I work all this time for the hand of Rachel? Why did you cheat me?” Jacob had tricked his father into receiving the blessing meant for his brother. Now, he is […]

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Genesis 28 — 01-27-15

January 30, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 6-9 Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him to Paddan Aram to get a wife there, and while blessing him commanded, “Don’t marry a Canaanite woman,” and that Jacob had obeyed his parents and gone to Paddan Aram. When Esau realized how deeply his father Isaac disliked the […]

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Genesis 27 — 01-26-15

January 26, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 5-7 Rebekah was eavesdropping as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. As soon as Esau had gone off to the country to hunt game for his father, Rebekah spoke to her son Jacob. “I just overheard your father talking with your brother, Esau. He said, ‘Bring me some game and fix […]

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Genesis 26 — 01-25-15

January 26, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 2-5 God appeared to him and said, “Don’t go down to Egypt; stay where I tell you. Stay here in this land and I’ll be with you and bless you. I’m giving you and your children all these lands, fulfilling the oath that I swore to your father Abraham. I’ll make […]

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Genesis 25 — 01-24-15

January 24, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 29-30 One day Jacob was cooking a stew. Esau came in from the field, starved. Esau said to Jacob, “Give me some of that red stew—I’m starved!” That’s how he came to be called Edom (Red). 31 Jacob said, “Make me a trade: my stew for your rights as the firstborn.” 32 Esau […]

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Genesis 24 — 01-23-15

January 23, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 5-17 It so happened that the words were barely out of his mouth when Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel whose mother was Milcah the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with a water jug on her shoulder. The girl was stunningly beautiful, a pure virgin. She went down to the […]

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Genesis 23 — 01-22-15

January 23, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 1-2 Sarah lived 127 years. Sarah died in Kiriath Arba, present-day Hebron, in the land of Canaan. Abraham mourned for Sarah and wept. Abraham loved Sarah very much and showed this openly after she died. And in the rest of the chapter, he goes to great lengths to purchase a burial […]

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Genesis 22 — 01-21-15

January 22, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take 1After all this, God tested Abraham. God said, “Abraham!” “Yes?” answered Abraham. “I’m listening.” 2 He said, “Take your dear son Isaac whom you love and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I’ll point out to you.” What […]

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