Genesis 25: 9-26….The story selects a route.

These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife. And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORDContinue reading “Genesis 25: 9-26….The story selects a route.”

Genesis 22: 1-8….A frightening story. What was …. thinking?

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”Continue reading “Genesis 22: 1-8….A frightening story. What was …. thinking?”

Genesis 18: 9-16….Sarah hopes but doubts.

They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old,Continue reading “Genesis 18: 9-16….Sarah hopes but doubts.”

Genesis 12: 7-13….. Abram into the promised land.

Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai onContinue reading “Genesis 12: 7-13….. Abram into the promised land.”

Genesis 12: 1-6…..A Command and a Promise.

Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless thoseContinue reading “Genesis 12: 1-6…..A Command and a Promise.”

Genesis 9: 7-17….. A God instituted agreement.

And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of theContinue reading “Genesis 9: 7-17….. A God instituted agreement.”

Micah 7: 16-20…. A summary

The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;they shall lay their hands on their mouths;their ears shall be deaf;they shall lick the dust like a serpent,like the crawling things of the earth;they shall come trembling out of their strongholds;they shall turn in dread to the LORD our God,and they shall be inContinue reading “Micah 7: 16-20…. A summary”

Micah 5: 5b-6…..When the captivity ends

When the Assyrian comes into our landand treads in our palaces,then we will raise against him seven shepherdsand eight princes of men;they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,and the land of Nimrod at its entrances;and he shall deliver us from the Assyrianwhen he comes into our landand treads within our border. Comment:Continue reading “Micah 5: 5b-6…..When the captivity ends”

Micah 4: 6-8….The promise of a HOPE to be fulfilled.

In that day, declares the LORD,I will assemble the lameand gather those who have been driven awayand those whom I have afflicted;and the lame I will make the remnant,and those who were cast off, a strong nation;and the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zionfrom this time forth and forevermore.And you, O tower ofContinue reading “Micah 4: 6-8….The promise of a HOPE to be fulfilled.”

Galatians 3: 1-9…..You Foolish people!

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfectedContinue reading “Galatians 3: 1-9…..You Foolish people!”