Memorable Scripture: Burying the past to move forward for the future.

And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone.” So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem. Genesis 35:2-4

When I turned thirteen years old I bagged up all my toys and rid myself of them. Continue reading

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Memorable Scripture: You love more than you think!

Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.” Genesis 29:18

Love is a strong force. Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: The Lord is in this Place

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” Genesis 28:16

Jacob had left home for the first time. Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: Despising your birthright – giving it up for a trivial thing.

And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?” Gen 25:32

The first-born son had privileges his siblings did not. Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: Yahweh Yir’eh – look around and see how God provides for you.

And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together. Gen 22:8

I remember the first time I read this scripture and thought how prophetic. Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: How much love and faith do you have in the Lord God?

Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” Gen 22:2

Many are troubled by this scripture Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: remember your lot in life.

So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking. Gen 19:14

Lot chose the lush Jordan river valley as his place to live when he and his Uncle Abraham parted ways. (See Gen 13:1-13) Continue reading