Category Archives: Jacob

a legacy of justice and grace

Genesis 49:13-28 13 “Zebulun will stay at the shore of the sea; he wil become a safe place for ships, and his border shall be with Sidon. 14 “Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching among the sheepfolds. 15 He saw … Continue reading

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building up a spiritual legacy

Genesis 49:1-12 1 At that time Jacob called his sons and told them, “Collect yourselves together, that I may tell you what will happen to you in days to come. 2 “Come together and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen … Continue reading

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passing on a spiritual legacy

Genesis 48:8-22 8 Then Israel saw Joseph’s sons, and he said, “Who are these?” 9 Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me here.” And he said, “Bring them to me, please, that I … Continue reading

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a lasting spiritual legacy

Genesis 47:27 – 48:7 27 So Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land called Goshen. And they gained property in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly. 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen … Continue reading

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who we belong to

Genesis 47:1-12 1 So Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all that they have, have come from the land of Canaan. They are now in the land of Goshen.” … Continue reading

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a joyous call

Genesis 46:1-25 1 So Israel set out with all that he had and came to Beersheba, and there offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God spoke to Israel in visions at night and said, “Jacob, … Continue reading

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this is too much

Genesis 45:16-28 16 Then the report was heard in Pharaoh’s house, “Joseph’s brothers have come,” and it delighted Pharaoh and his servants. 17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: load your donkeys and go back to … Continue reading

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awful choices

Genesis 43:1-14 Now the famine was brutal in the land. 2 And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, purchase us a little food.” 3 But Judah said … Continue reading

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blame or believe

Genesis 42:26-38 26 Then they loaded their donkeys with their grain and left. 27 But when one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money in the mouth of his … Continue reading

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three ruined outfits

Genesis 37:29-36 29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes 30 and he came back to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone, and I, where can … Continue reading

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