Genesis 28

Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my...

Genesis 27

And prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.  Genesis 27:4 It was tradition for the oldest son to receive the blessing. Therefore, Esau was to receive the birthright and...

Genesis 26

I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands.  And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.  Genesis 26:4-5...

Genesis 25

And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger.”  Genesis 25:23 In these events, God teaches us He will choose whomever He desires for...

Genesis 24

I came today to the spring and said, “O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now you are prospering the way that I go, behold, I am standing by the spring of water.”  Genesis 24:42 Abraham sent his servant on a mission to find a wife for his...

Genesis 23

After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah east of Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.  Genesis 23:19 Abraham was mourning the death of his wife. He knew he needed to bury her, yet they were still sojourning in the...

Genesis 22

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.”  Genesis 22:2 Here we see that Abraham’s faith is put to the...

Genesis 21

And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”  Genesis 21:6 We saw Abraham and Sarah laugh earlier out of disbelief, but now Sarah laughs as she recognizes God’s goodness to her. God does what He says He will do and we can...

Genesis 20

Abraham said, “I did it because I thought, ‘There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’ Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my...

Genesis 19

But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.  Genesis 19:26 The story of Lot’s wife becoming a pillar of salt has been used to teach people throughout history about obedience to God and the need to focus on His plan. There are times when...