Author: Matt Jones

Genesis 44 (50 Days – Day Forty Four)

Genesis 44 (50 Days – Day Forty Four)

The events that occur between Joseph and his brothers are unfolding slowly. For me, attempting to glean some message of inspiration from each chapter feels like I’m trying to squeeze water out of a handful of desert...

Genesis 43 (50 Days – Day Forty Three)

Genesis 43 (50 Days – Day Forty Three)

Since this subject has been brought up in previous readings, I thought I would share some thoughts about reconciliation in a more practical way. If you have identified a broken relationship in your life...

Easter Sunday: Something More.

Jesus was arguably the most reviled, controversial, praised, revered, kind, patient, despised, rejected, sacrificial, historical, influential man to ever walk the face of the earth. But was he just a man…or something more? We’re...

Genesis 42 (50 Days – Day Forty Two)

Genesis 42 (50 Days – Day Forty Two)

At the expense of abandoning some of the obvious ongoing themes in Genesis for one day, I can’t help but to use the opportunity presented in this chapter to talk about forgiveness. I have...

Genesis 41 (50 Days – Day Forty One)

Genesis 41 (50 Days – Day Forty One)

One day God found such favor in his servant, Solomon, that he came to him with an amazing offer. He offered to give to Solomon anything he wanted. He could have all the riches...

Genesis 40 (50 Days – Day Forty)

Genesis 40 (50 Days – Day Forty)

It’s not difficult to admire a guy like Joseph. In the midst of some pretty awful circumstances, where his hardship was unjustly thrust upon him as penalty for something he didn’t do, he rises...

Genesis 39 (50 Days – Day Thirty Nine)

Genesis 39 (50 Days – Day Thirty Nine)

Is there another passage in scripture that so blatantly screams that we ought to work hard at what we do no matter what our circumstances are? I know, I know…it doesn’t seem to work...

Genesis 38 (50 Days – Day Thirty Eight)

Genesis 38 (50 Days – Day Thirty Eight)

There are times when it seems that the setup for Jesus is almost too perfect. When you consider the prophecies that were fulfilled about him, it seems that he just fits the mold so...

Genesis 37 (50 Days – Day Thirty Seven)

Genesis 37 (50 Days – Day Thirty Seven)

One of my favorite books in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis is “The Horse and His Boy”. Truth be told, I read it as an adult for the first time, while...

Genesis 36 (50 Days – Day Thirty Six)

Genesis 36 (50 Days – Day Thirty Six)

While this chapter concludes with another line of descendants, there is a bit of story here of which we can ask some significant questions. Jacob and Esau are at this point both very wealthy....