Tag - Genesis

More Than We Can HOPE For

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 48:11 Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.” O-bservation: Israel, formerly known as Jacob, was soon going to heaven. Before he did, he blessed his sons. He started with Joseph's two sons and said to Joseph, "I never dreamed I'd see you again, but now I'm also seeing your sons!" A-pplication: The truth is that all of us who follow the Lord wholeheartedly have a dream in our life that seems unlikely. However, it's God’s desire to give us,...

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Old Guys Know Stuff

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 42:2 He continued, “I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die.” O-bservation: Jacob at this stage was an old man. His sons, all twelve of them, were very much alive and prosperous. but a famine threatened the entire nation. The OLD dad heard that there was food in Egypt. A-pplication: Why hadn't all of Jacob’s successful adult sons heard there was food in Egypt? There's a network of wisdom that only "Old Guys" have developed through the years....

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Let Go And Take Hold

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 35:2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. O-bservation: The Lord wanted to do a new work in Jacob and his family. God told him to go to Bethel. Jacob immediately told his family and servants to get rid of all their idols and change their clothes. A-pplication: Jacob’s family and servants obeyed his command. In effect, they were repenting of their sin inwardly. They then changed their clothes as an outward...

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Brotherly Love

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 33:4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept. O-bservation: Twenty years earlier, Jacob had stolen his older brother Esau's blessing. Esau was infuriated and vowed to one day kill his brother. After the twenty years had passed, they met in the middle of nowhere. Jacob was sure his life was over, but when his brother saw him he ran and kissed him. They wept together. A-pplication: Sometimes we worry about things that never take place. Certainly Jacob had reason to...

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FAITH=RIGHTEOUSNESS

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 15:6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. O-bservation: Abram had no son, but he had a promise from God that his offspring would match the number of stars in the sky. When he believed that promise, God said Abram was a righteous man. "FAITH=RIGHTEOUSNESS." A-pplication: This passage in Genesis is repeated throughout the Bible. Psalms, Romans, Galatians, Hebrews, and James all reference this passage. Why? When a man or woman decides to have FAITH in God, immediately God imputes RIGHTEOUSNESS to them. Yes this is only the beginning of...

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