“Go and Find Me a Wife!” (Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 24. (Context: Abraham sends out his most trusted and responsible servant to find a wife for his son Isaac. He has the long and dreary task of travelling for perhaps months, back to Abraham’s family, in order to find a wife for Isaac from Abraham’s family. Well, the servant goes above and beyond the call […]

Help My Unbelief! (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 22-3. (Context: Abraham is 1st born, Isaac, is to be killed by his father, by God’s command. The situation is clearly a typology, never meant to actually kill Isaac, but obviously predicting the day when God would “kill” His own Son, Jesus Christ on the cross, in our place. The next chapter […]

Don’t Waste Your Weaknesses (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 17-18. (Context: Abram and Sarai are promised a son, to be called Isaac. Skepticism ensues  of course, seeing that they are 99 and 89, respectively. God also changes their names from Abram and Sarai, to Abraham and Sarah. Circumcision is instituted in Abraham’s household, separating his household as God’s Household, and future Nation. Lastly, […]

“God Wants You to Be Rich!” (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 14. (Context: War breaks out in what is today the area surrounding and in the Dead Sea, which at this time didn’t exist. Abram allies with Sodom and Gomorrah because he has lost his nephew, Lot. He regains what the other kings loose, and then doesn’t ask for a penny.) This past […]

The God of the Improbable (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 12-3. (Context: Abram, previous to his later name change, is called-out by God to be the father of the world’s most important and impressive people group, the Jews.) Throughout Genesis, the chronology is both fast-forwarded and very broad. Names and places, events and natural disasters fly by at break-back speed. The time slows and the […]