Exodus 3

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” He said, “But I will be with you…” (Exodus 3:11-12). Through the miracle of the burning bush, Moses is being called into service for God. Even though...

Exodus 2

“And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew” (Exodus 2:24-25). There are three sections in the chapter for today. Verses 1-10 are about the amazing way God keeps Moses alive when he is...

Exodus 1

“Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph” (Exodus 1:8). As Genesis concludes and Exodus begins, there is a 180 degree change for the people of Israel. When Genesis ends they were being blessed because God had used Joseph to bless the Israelites and Egyptians....

Genesis 50

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”  Genesis 50:20 The story of Joseph is a great example of Paul’s words in Romans 8:28 “And we know that in...

Genesis 49

“Then Jacob called for his sons and said: ‘Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.’”  Genesis 49:1 Jacob’s last words were prophetic blessings to his sons.  He did not want to die without saying them. It is human nature to tend...

Genesis 48

“May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, the Angel who has delivered me from all harm —may he bless these boys.”  Genesis 48:15b-16a Nearing the end of his life, Jacob reflects back...

Genesis 47

Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and stood him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.  And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojourning are 130 years. Few and...

Genesis 46

“’Then he said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation. I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph's hand...

Genesis 45

“Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, ‘Don’t quarrel on the way!’”  Genesis 45:24 Up to this point, Jacob believed that Joseph had been killed by an animal.  A little explaining was going to have to take place. You can imagine the...

Genesis 44

“Now therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the boy as a servant to my lord, and let the boy go back with his brothers. For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear to see the evil that would...