It’s a dangerous business, telling God where you are. When those words come out of your mouth, you can’t take them back. They have been spoken, heard, and heeded before you will ever get a chance to think about their implications. One day you are minding your own business. The next day you are on … Continue reading
Do I really want to say “Ass” whenever I am talking about the donkey in Numbers 22? Yes. Because I am very immature. But I will resist. The story of Balaam and his donkey is just so interesting and I would hate a bunch of asses getting in the way. If this post is going … Continue reading
Maybe its because “The Hobbit” trailer is awesome. Maybe because of that, my wife and I read “The Hobbit” out loud to each other. And maybe we are reading “The Fellowship of The Ring” out loud to each other. And maybe we watched half of that movie last night. And maybe my friends and I … Continue reading
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And so Genesis 50 closes out the book quietly and solemnly. Jacob has died and Joseph follows. It is a time to grieve the loss of these two great men of faith. So how exactly to Egyptians honor the dead? Oh yes, I remember . . . THEY MUMMIFY THEIR CORPSES! Who knew that Jacob … Continue reading
The bulk of Genesis 49 is Jacob’s parting words to his sons. He knows he’s on his way out so he wants to make sure he says all the things he needs to say to them. If you are like me, you are probably asking yourself: But what would happen if Jacob had only been … Continue reading
photo © 2007 Josep Ma. Rosell | more info (via: Wylio) Hey Dad- Listen, I know you are getting really old and you’re starting to go blind like grandpa did, but I gotta level with you: I feel just a slight twinge of frustration at what you did to my family today. I was expecting … Continue reading
(Either before or after you read this, head over to Shawn Smucker’s blog and check out my guest post: 5 Writing Secrets I Learned from Reading Genesis! Thanks Shawn!) Way back in Genesis 12 God gave Abram a promise. It was a promise that the whole world would be blessed through his offspring. It was … Continue reading
I am getting down to the home stretch of Genesis! Only four chapters left after this one. Then I will only have 65 more books to go through! Hooray! Genesis 46 could be described as the “Exodus to Egypt.” Jacob (Israel) takes his whole family on a vacation to the Pyramid Paradise and has an … Continue reading
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A sobered and mature Jacob journeys back to Bethel, the place where God appeared to him. Along the way, he gains son but loses a wife and his father. So basically, Genesis 35 was another downer chapter. Not so fast! What about this little gem! “While Israel lived in that land, Reuben went and lay … Continue reading
Genesis 34: A heinous crime is committed. Swift (and awesome) justice is served. But was it a bit too hasty and short-sighted? How Not to Get The Girl Ooh, too bad Shechem. You are dead. And this could have all been avoided if you had just used a little bit of what I like to … Continue reading