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The Restraining Grace of God

Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you have done this in the integrity of your heart, and it was I who kept you from sinning against me. Therefore I did not let you touch her (Genesis 20:6) Genesis Chapter 20 is part of the larger narratives recounting Abraham’s journey when he was called by God to leave his father’s house …

Abraham’s Servant’s Prayer

Genesis 24:1-26 Abraham is old and send his servant on a mission to find a wife for his son Isaac. In this mission, Abraham gives some clear instructions and puts his servant under oath (vv.1-4). The instructions are two-fold; a wife shouldn’t be chosen from the Canaanites among who Abraham dwells, rather, a wife should be chosen from Abraham’s family or country. The reason may …

Happy New Year: An Opportunity To Examine Our Lives

We have entered a new year–2021. And it is that period New Year resolutions are made. Resolutions are good; they give us the opportunity to make adjustments to our lives. I am convinced you are going to — if you have not started already–write down resolutions for 2021. I will too. I especially desire spiritual growth and maturity; and one of my resolutions will be …

Christ In The Old Testament: The Seed of The Woman

In the previous post, I started a series Christ in the Old Testament where we examined Jesus’ interaction with his disciples after his resurrection. In that encounter, Christ pointed to the Old Testament as speaking about him (Luke 24:27;44). Today, we begin our series from Genesis for obvious reasons. It is the first book of the Bible and of the Old Testament. It opens with …