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January 14, 2018: Day 20 – Genesis 20

We have heard a similar story before with Abraham and Sarah.  Keep in mind that Isaac has not been born  yet.  Ishmael is still in the camp and he is still Abraham’s only child at this point.  They get to … Continue reading

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January 13, 2018: Day 19 – Genesis 19

We have a couple of problems here in this Scripture.  The first is depicted in the rendition below. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was already preordained and it really had nothing to do with the individual sin of the men … Continue reading

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January 12, 2018: Day 18 – Genesis 18

Once again we find ourselves with two very different stories that are given to us by this chapter.  The first is the appearance of the three under the oaks of Mamre which has been captured throughout art history as a … Continue reading

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January 11, 2018: Day 17 – Genesis 17

We find a conversation between Abram, who now becomes Abraham and God.  In this conversation we find God once again promising a covenant between he and Abraham.  But this time it is a conditional covenant where God promises a progeny … Continue reading

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January 10, 2018: Day 16 – Genesis 16

You need to stay on course with this Scripture because it has been somewhat romanticized over time.  There is a lot that screams injustice to our 21st century sensibilities.  But let’s read this Scripture from the perspective of what does … Continue reading

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January 9, 2018: Day 15 – Genesis 15

God makes a covenant with Abram in the midst of a complaint by Abram that he does not have a rightful heir to his household.  He complains that the only person who might be worthy to possess his inheritance is … Continue reading

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January 8, 2018: Day 14 – Genesis 14

So this chapter falls under one of those stories in Scripture that make you say hmm.  Lot is taken captive as a result of his town, Sodom, being overrun in one of those very common territorial battles.  But those who … Continue reading

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January 7, 2018: Day 13 – Genesis 13

Abram continues on and we have the scene set for the infamous Sodom and Gomorrah.  Abraham has become extremely wealthy and has shared his wealth with his nephew, Lot.   But a problem arises where they are not able to keep … Continue reading

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January 6, 2018: Day 12 – Genesis 12

When you read this chapter within the context of Harvey Weinstein it becomes very troubling.  But if you take it within the context of prehistoric events, it becomes one of the most important chapters in all of Scripture.  You find … Continue reading

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January 5, 2018: Day 11 – Genesis 11

Once again we find ourselves in two different stories within Scripture and each of them is crucial to the history of God’s salvation.  We will handle them one at a time.  The first is the Tower of Babel where we … Continue reading

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