Monday, September 26, 2022

60IN60 Day 22 - Mon Sept 26

It's Day 22 and we're in Genesis 30.

What's the Bible say about the book you're reading today? "All Scripture is. . . profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16). Reading the Bible will make your day more "profitable."

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verses 3, 9 - Always trying to force things.

- Verses 3, 9 - Through Genesis, this seems to be something that people resorted to when getting pregnant became hard.  It pretty much always ends badly.
- Verses 15-16 - It sounds like it denigrated to the place where Jacob was being told where to sleep.
- Verse 22 - As stated before, God is not normally the one who actively decides on fertility issues.  This is unusual because of the historic importance of this family in Israel's story.
- Verses 37-40 - This, of course, has no value in and of itself.  It only worked because God blessed it.  I think He does similar things today - working through our sometimes hair-brained plans - so that we know it's from Him.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

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Your Comments and Questions:
- "Genesis 27:20 - This happens pretty often - God's name gets invoked in a lie to make it fly.  I had a friend that was getting a divorce, and she said "God doesn't want me to be unhappy".   That was her justification."
"Genesis 27:6-13 - This is very dysfunctional   How often do we look at children and teenagers and criticize the way they act or behave, like their behavior is totally their fault, when we should be looking at their home life and their parents. Just like this story in Genesis, the scriptures do not give any indication that this was Jacob's idea or thinking. It was his mother's idea and she put the idea in his head. Instead of looking at the 'unruly children' with disdain, we should pray for them and the situation they are growing up in.  (Disclaimer - I am not suggesting that every child who gets into a bad situation has had poor parents). But most of our behaviors and attitudes we have learned while growing up, either by hearing or observing the adults around us. And that extends beyond family. How important Sunday School is for younger people to learn to discern what is good and right."

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