Genesis 31 * Jacob Beats Laban

Rachel and Leah decide to leave their father Laban and follow their husband God spoke to Jacob in a dream Laban loses his daughters, and livelihood Jacob is wise to the growing hostility between Laban’s men, and his growing tribe. Jacob is now strong and a threat. He meets with his two wives in a…

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Genesis 30 * Sex, Wives And Money

*Jacob birthed 12 Tribes through a number of different women *Rachel used a surrogate in a manner common even in our day *Jacob gets payback against Laban for lost wages Genesis 30 is an intriguing chapter. Lots of human behavior is taking place, and God redeems all those things. Childlessness often causes pain for those…

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Genesis 29 * Uncle Laban

* JACOB WILL NEVER SEE HIS MOM AGAIN * JACOB BECOMES MANLY *JACOB IS PUT TO THE TEST My best understanding of Jacob’s journey, terrain I am familiar with, from Beersheba to Haran, is about a 500 mile journey, taking 3 months or longer to accomplish. Jacob the houseboy was alone in the wilderness, without…

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Genesis 28 * Jacob’s Dream

* JACOB NEEDS A WIFE * JESUS MEETS JACOB IN A DREAM * ISAAC BLESSED JACOB Rebekah had no love for the pagan women hovering around her sons. They were bad news, and she was rightly concerned. Bestowed upon Jacob is the blessing of Abraham, Isaac’s grandfather, and his blessing included taking possession of the…

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Genesis 27 * Sovereign Blessing

* A BRIEF BUT NECESSARY INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 27 * JACOB AND ESAU. ISAAC AND REBEKAH. * ALL 4 DO THE WRONG THING. * MAN MAY SIN, BUT GOD WILL WIN. The biblical waters of Genesis 27 run deep, so a few thoughts are in order. God wins but man sins is not a bad…

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Genesis 26 * God Promised Isaac

ISAAC IS TOLD TO STAY PUT ISAAC GIVES HIS WIFE AWAY FAMINE AGAIN During those days it was common to run to Egypt when famine broke out, why? Egypt has a salt water delta that turns into the Nile. When the Nile River ventures south, it creates a robust ecosystem that is all but famine…

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