Jacob and Esau – Genesis 25

1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.   Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.  Matthew 1:1-2 ESV As we have seen, God began to reveal his plan for the genealogy ofContinue reading “Jacob and Esau – Genesis 25”

A Spouse for Isaac – Genesis 24

24 Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had…swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not takeContinue reading “A Spouse for Isaac – Genesis 24”

The Testing of Abraham – Genesis 22

Faith in God is not always easy, even in the best of life’s circumstances.  Sometimes we face trials or hardships that challenge us to the point of requiring more than basic faith to get by.  At other times, God may ask us to do something troublesome or difficult that we do not understand the reasonContinue reading “The Testing of Abraham – Genesis 22”

God’s Second Chance – Genesis 15

In calling and reaching out to Abraham, God was also reaching out to us, to humanity, for a second time.  The first time, before the judgement of Noah’s flood, man chose to ignore the call and existence of God and to disregard Him and His words.  The result of this choice was global misbehavior, includingContinue reading “God’s Second Chance – Genesis 15”