Posts with the tag “genesis”
by Audrey Rogers on January 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 49--Verse 33: When Jacob finished commanding his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed and breathed his last and was gathered to his people.Jacob’s life on earth came to an end just as all of ours will. But I find it interesting that it says “and was gathered to his people.” He was gathered to be buried with his ancestors but much time passed between his death and bu...
by Audrey Rogers on January 19th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 48--Verses 15-16 (NIV)Then he blessed Joseph and said, “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. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly on the...
by Audrey Rogers on January 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 45--Verses 7-8“And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.”Circumstances weren’t always in Joseph’s favor, but God had a plan and turned things around.We have ...
by Audrey Rogers on January 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 40--Verse 4The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be with them, and he attended them. They continued for sometime in custody. How much lower can you go? Joseph has been sold into slavery. falsely accused of wrongdoing, thrown unjustly in prison, and now he is assigned to serve the servants in the prison! You'd never know it by his attitude though. I'm sure Josep...
by Audrey Rogers on January 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 39--Verse 12She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house. I’ve always loved the image of Joseph’s garment dangling in the hand of Potiphar’s wife. It tells me he knew who he was and to whom he belonged? And I believe we must share the same conviction. I say this because sometimes temptation...
by Audrey Rogers on January 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 34--Verse 30“Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, ‘You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land…’”When we see injustice, our natural reaction is anger—and rightfully so. What we do with that anger says a lot about us. Dinah’s brothers were furious about the rape of their sister, and rightfully so. But what they did with that anger we...
by Audrey Rogers on January 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 32--Verse 36 Then Jacob became angry and berated Laban. Jacob said to Laban, “What is my offense? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?Have you ever been treated poorly at a job or been falsely accused by someone you know? I know I’ve been angry when someone assaults my character. Jacob worked for Laban for 20 years and was treated horribly. When he finally ...
by Audrey Rogers on January 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 28-- Verses 16 & 18“When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it….” Early in the morning Jacob took the stone that was near his head and set it up as a marker. He poured oil on top of it and named the place Bethel…” I wonder how often after this moment Jacob stopped and looked at this marker. Did his children know ...
by Audrey Rogers on January 11th, 2021
“Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.”Genesis 25:32-34 ESVIn the Old Testament, birthright was a privilege of the first born son to one day become the ...
by Audrey Rogers on January 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 22--Verse 14So Abraham called the name of that place, "The Lord will provide"; as it is said to this day, "On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided."The story of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his own son - the miracle son that God had promised him - is one we all know well. And there are so many great lessons we can learn from this example of complete trust ...
by Audrey Rogers on January 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 21--Verse 17What troubles you, Hagar? People may abandon you or kick you to the curb, but God never will. Take Hagar for example. After getting tangled up in an impossible situation, she and her son get dumped in the middle of a wilderness with only a loaf of bread and a skin of water. Discarded and rejected. No comforting voices, no encouraging touches. None but one....
by Audrey Rogers on January 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 16-- Verse 13“So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, ‘You are a God of seeing,’ for she said, ‘Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.’” Have you ever tried to take matters into your own hands, instead of letting God write the story of your life? I know I have many times, and in Genesis 16-18, we see how Sarai and Abram took matters into their own...
by Audrey Rogers on January 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 15--Verses 5-6And He brought Him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then He said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” And he believed the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness.God made Abram (Abraham) a promise and it required nothing of Abraham except that he believed it. Since he believed; God cou...
by Audrey Rogers on January 5th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 10-12Verse 12:4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. (NIV)My Great-Grandmother was 90 years old when she became a Christian. She loved Jesus with everything she had during the last year of her life. Before she passed away, she loved reading the Bible and praying, and donating her...
by Audrey Rogers on January 4th, 2021
Daily devotional from Genesis 9 verses 13 and 16“I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”Genesis 9:13 ESV“When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.””Genesis 9:16 ESVOur verses today say that after the flood, God w...
by Audrey Rogers on January 2nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 5--Verse 22Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.I've always loved this verse - it's in the midst of a list of 'this guy lived this long and fathered this guy, and then died at this age'...literally, over and over. But there are a couple extra details given about Enoch: he walked with God (the footnote in my Bibl...
by Audrey Rogers on January 1st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 1--Verse 2The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. When looking for a home, it’s nice to have curb appeal. Fresh paint, solid structure, manicured yard. But if a place is unfinished and the landscape hasn’t been put in, we’re likely going to move on to the next list...
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