Out of Control (Part 1 of 4)

Rebekah is one of my favorite characters in the Bible (I have a lot of favorites!) She was the wife of the patriarch, Isaac, son of Abraham. We find her story in the book of Genesis, chapters 24-27. You remember the great love story of chapter 24? How Abraham, thinking it was time for his … Continue reading Out of Control (Part 1 of 4)

 A Marriage Made in Heaven (Genesis 25:19 – 26:35)

From the beginning, Isaac and Rebekah’s marriage was more than an arrangement to please an aging father. It seems that Rebekah filled the emptiness in Isaac’s heart. This was literally a “Marriage Made in Heaven.” It would not be farfetched to imagine that Isaac – never a man of action like his father Abraham – … Continue reading  A Marriage Made in Heaven (Genesis 25:19 – 26:35)

The Maturing of Judah

 In Genesis 38, Judah, the third oldest son of Jacob, comes off as self-righteous and hypocritical.  But by the time we get to Genesis 44, Judah has matured.  He is self-sacrificing, putting concern for his father above his own freedom.  What a transformation!   When a boy is born, he is soon told how smart … Continue reading The Maturing of Judah

Getting Your Vitamin G

We all need Vitamin G.  Genesis 24 has a nice dose of Vitamin G (God) for us, as we see Abraham’s unnamed servant find a wife for Abraham’s son, Isaac.  Let’s look for factors which will help us get more Vitamin G.  Students of How to Know God’s Will have received Vitamin G from this … Continue reading Getting Your Vitamin G

Loosening Your Grip on Your Child (Genesis 22)

Now in her late 90’s or early 100’s, and having waited so long for this child, Sarah and Abraham must have had to constantly control themselves to not spoil their son, Isaac. Was there ever such a child as this, as handsome, as obedient, as pleasing to his parents as Isaac must have been? they … Continue reading Loosening Your Grip on Your Child (Genesis 22)

“Helping Out” God (Genesis 16-21)

As so often happens when we’re faced with difficulties, we get impatient and we tend to think God needs our help. When He tests our patience and obedience by sending us trials, we somehow think we need to solve the problem ourselves. After all, the old saying goes, “God helps those who help themselves,” (this … Continue reading “Helping Out” God (Genesis 16-21)

Marriage Trouble in Egypt

Genesis 12:10-20 Often we can be in the center of God’s will and yet experience problems. When Abram and Sarai arrived in the land God promised them, they were greeted by famine. Having little food was a definite problem, especially in a strange land where there was no market on the corner, nor time to … Continue reading Marriage Trouble in Egypt

Your God Said What? (Genesis 12:1-9)

Imagine your husband coming home from his job one day to announce that you and your household would be moving to a land far away. In answer to your questions, you find out that only unknown people live there, it is in the middle of nowhere and you will be permanently living in tents. No … Continue reading Your God Said What? (Genesis 12:1-9)