Category: Devotionals

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....

Genesis 35 (50 Days – Day Thirty Five)

Genesis 35 (50 Days – Day Thirty Five)

If you fall off of a horse, the idea is to get right back on, right? Sounds almost easy, but I’ve actually fallen off of a horse at top-speed, and let me tell you...

Genesis 34 (50 Days – Day Thirty Four)

Genesis 34 (50 Days – Day Thirty Four)

Sin will always play on our basic human tendencies. We already have the desire somewhere deep in our hearts to go there. The enemy just needs to tempt us. This why, by the way,...

Genesis 33 (50 Days – Day Thirty Three)

Genesis 33 (50 Days – Day Thirty Three)

Have you ever had a relationship fall apart in a big way only to be restored again? I’m talking about the kind of “falling-out” that results in years of separation from and perhaps hostility...

Genesis 32 (50 Days – Day Thirty Two)

Genesis 32 (50 Days – Day Thirty Two)

Among the adjectives we have used to describe Jacob, we can now add two more to the list. First, he finally achieved ultimate humility. It is no small thing that the same man who...

Genesis 31 (50 Days – Day Thirty One)

Genesis 31 (50 Days – Day Thirty One)

I feel like I have narrative whiplash when reading this chapter. In spite of the many reasons to question Jacob’s character, the fact remains that he is God’s chosen one and I certainly expect...