Exodus 16: What God Wants

Exodus 16: 16-18.      This is what the Lord has commanded: “Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the … Continue Reading →

Genesis 50: We’re in Trouble Now!

Genesis 50:19. “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God?” At this point, Jacob has died and the brothers are worried Joseph will seek his revenge. Apparently, … Continue Reading →

Genesis 42: Karma

Genesis 42:21.      “Alas, we are paying the penalty for what we did to our brother; we saw his anguish when he pleaded with us, but we would not … Continue Reading →

Genesis 31: Goin’ Home

Genesis 31:3. “Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your ancestors and to your kindred, and I will be with you.” Goin’ home. There’s more than … Continue Reading →

Genesis 28: I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

Genesis 28:16. “Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!” Jacob lifts his head from the stone pillow vividly recalling his dream of angels ascending and descending … Continue Reading →

Genesis 26: And the Beat Goes On

Genesis 26:24. “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not be afraid, for I am with you and will bless you and make your offspring numerous for my … Continue Reading →

Genesis 25: A Good Life

Genesis 25:8. “Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.” Abraham is a titan … Continue Reading →

Genesis 22: Can You Hear Me Now?

Genesis 22: 1. “God said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’”  God called and Abraham answered. Abraham’s answer is instructive. He didn’t say, “What do you want?” … Continue Reading →

Genesis 18: Negotiating With God

Genesis 18:25. “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” When Abraham learns that God is about to destroy Sodom because of the gravity of their sin, … Continue Reading →

Genesis 16: Looking at God

Genesis 16:13. “Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?” By mutual consent with Sarah, Hagar, the slave girl, is carrying Abraham,s child. But Sarah is abusive … Continue Reading →