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Dreams from God

In verses 3 to 8 in chapter 37 we read that Joseph received a dream that stimulated his brothers to hate him more than they had. Also, in the dream he was told of being greatly honoured by his brothers. The rest of this chapter, in fact all the events

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Subdued before the Lord

Jacob had deceived his father into providing the inheritance to him rather than his brother Esau.  Esau was, understandably, so angry that Jacob left the land and lived with the family of his mother.  He now has a large family of his own.  Now he is returning to the land

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Ask and you shall receive

In today’s reading the first five verses set the scene where we see the Lord’s blessing in answering prayer.  We also have an introduction to the concept of two different types of people through blessing; those that follow Him and those that don’t. The surprise is who serves whom, that

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Guided by God

Read verses 48 to 52 and notice that Abraham’s servant bowed down and worshipped the Lord because he had led him in his search of a bride for Isaac. He wanted to finish the work and he required the agreement of Rebekah’s family which is readily given. This shows us

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The Lot of Sodom

Notice God’s gracious mercy even as he prepares to mete out the judgement due to the city of Sodom. The angel asks Lot if there is anyone he knows who he would like to warn to escape before its destruction. Sadly, even Lot lingers after approaching only 2 people in

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God wants to be our Father

If we zoom in on verses 4 to 7 of chapter 17, we see a summary of the covenant being established by God. When something in the Bible is repeated, we know it’s important. Verses 4 and 5 each refer to Abraham being a ‘father of a many nations’ –

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Judgment and Salvation

Genesis 6:5-8 gives us the reason behind all that unfolds in the next few chapters. Notice the sheer wickedness of humankind, and how radically human beings have strayed from God’s good design and purposes in Genesis 1. The LORD’s regret shows that he is a God who is intimately involved

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Is there something better?

In the chapters before this we can read about the creation of the world and how lovingly, perfectly and purposefully everything was made. When creation submits to God and his purpose, everything is good, in fact, it is very good. In Chapter 3, things begin to change. Notice how in

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Glory to God in Creation

God’s glory is reflected in every detail of his creative work. In the beginning God… I love how profound this opening line is! There’s so much to unpack already in the first verse, and I feel like it’s a lens through which we see and understand the entire narrative that

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Isn’t it great how patient God is?

Thankfully, God is patient with us, a lot of the times in ways we don’t even realise. 1 Timothy 1:15-16 15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so

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