Proverbs 3 contains some of my favorite verses, specifically verses 5-8. It is the wisdom to “trust in the LORD with all your heart”, found in verse five, that has gotten me through many rough times where “relying on my own understanding” would have only ended up making things worse.

I back-up because these three verses in chapter three will not make the impact intended by Paul if we don’t understand why we need to keep “seeking” and “thinking on” – things above.

In the second week of our study, we will watch as Jacob contends not only with his “sister-wives” but their servants given to him as early prototypes of ‘surrogate mothers’.

What a week we’ve had traveling through the early stories of Jacob, from his birth as a twin to his most recent ordeal of thinking he had married Rachel, only to wake up to discover it was Leah he had married.

Jacob dupes Esau, deceives his father, and because his life is in danger he leaves home to find a wife among his mother’s people. On the way he has an encounter with God in a dream –

Isn’t it always in the “meanwhiles” of our lives that hope is most appreciated? Such is the case here with Jacob.

The Blessing Day 3, Week 1 of Choosing God Instead of the World, a love God Greatly Bible Study Scripture Reading: Genesis 26:34-28:9; Romans 9:6-1; Genesis 28:3-4 (SOAP) May God Almighty bless you and give you many children. And may your descendants multiply and become many nations! 4 May God pass on to you and your…

Sight, sound, touch, hearing … our senses are catalyst for desires. From things we need to things we enjoy to things we’ve never tried but know someone else enjoys – from the time of the garden – our desires have been an issue.

You Are Mine Scripture Reading: Genesis 25:19-26; Isaiah 43:1 But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.     O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.     I have called you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 Observation: I love that our reading gives us a…

Jesus is not an option for my life – He is the source of my life, my strength, and my access to God the Father.