LET’S BEGIN TODAY BY CELEBRATING BECAUSE WE’VE OFFICIALLY REACHED THE HALFWAY MARK IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS!!
Deceit. Manipulation. Cheating. Favoritism. Fear. Doubt. Hatred. Danger.
Now that’s quite a list (& quite a transition from celebration), isn’t it??
Today our study resumes in Genesis with the death of Abraham and then lands us right back in the story of Isaac + Rebekah + their twin sons.
And every single word on that list above is found
in today’s episode of OOBT. Whew.
The story of Esau + Jacob begins with a scandalous claim that the older brother would serve the younger and it certainly doesn’t improve from there! However, as we have already seen in Genesis (and Job), God only has imperfect, sinful people to work with yet somehow His grace not only continues to cover it all but also weaves together a story that
ultimately brings Him glory. Amazing. Simply amazing!
// Show Notes //
Below are a few bonus questions to help process our studies today -
specifically from Genesis 27.
- Why would Jacob and his mother want to deceive his father?
- How does God take action and use it for His glory + Jacob’s good?
- How have you seen God use something for His glory that was initially intended for hurt or deceit?
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Bible Project // Genesis 12-50 // Torah Series
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Seamless // Angie Smith
Bible Study Tools // Why Should We Bother to Read Biblical Genealogies?
Patriarchs // Beth Moore
The Jesus Bible // https://passionresources.com/collections/the-jesus-bible
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First5 // Genesis // https://app.first5.org/book/Genesis
The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis // Nancy Guthrie
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She Reads Truth Podcast // Genesis Week 3 with Scott Sauls