Genesis 29:30

December 9, 2009

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Genesis 2930 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years. So here we have so more of the Old Testament wackiness. As in Jacob worked seven years, after marrying Leah, to get the chance to marry Rachel. And then Laban keeps his word, […]

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Genesis 29:18

December 2, 2009

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Genesis 29:18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."  Talk about your delayed gratification…waiting seven years (nay not just waiting, WORKING seven years for a girl.) So I put myself in Jacob's sandals…what would I be willing to work seven years […]

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Genesis 27:20

November 30, 2009

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Genesis 27:20 20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied. It is verses like this made me start this whole read through the Bible thing. Because here we are nearing the end of the life  of Isaac, one of the […]

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Stairway to Heaven

November 30, 2009

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Wonder if the boys from Led Zeppelin were reading about Jacob’s dream in Genesis 28:12 “…a dream in which he saw a stairway…to heaven.”

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Genesis 26:9

November 20, 2009

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Genesis 26:9 So Abimelech summoned Isaac and said, "She is really your wife! Why did you say, 'She is my sister'?" Isaac answered him, "Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her."  I had to go back and read this a couple of times, because I was thinking "haven't I read […]

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Genesis 25:34

November 18, 2009

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Genesis 25:30-31 30 He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!" (That is why he was also called Edom. [a] ) 31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."  This has probably got to qualify as the biggest "what was I thinking" moment in the history of mankind. […]

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Genesis 24:15

November 16, 2009

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Genesis 24:15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. (In the voice of a museum tour guide.) "And now ladies and gentlemen, we have the first example in all known history of what the experts call a 'big ol God-sized head fake.'" Just like when I tried out […]

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Genesis 22:3

November 11, 2009

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Genesis 22:3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. This is, to me, one of the most famous […]

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Genesis 21:22

November 9, 2009

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Genesis 21:22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do. I have friends and co-workers who tell me things periodically. Things that often are very encouraging. Things like, "Hey good job on the presentation," or "Your kids are great" or "My […]

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Genesis 20:1

October 24, 2009

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Genesis 20:1 Now Abraham moved on from there  I love Abraham's thinking here…sometimes it is just best to move on.

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