Verse 2 is one of those verses that is easy to skip right over. I don’t know how long it takes to travel from Hebron (35:27) to Egypt by donkey, but apparently, they didn’t turn right back around to get Simeon. They left him in the jailhouse and now that the food was running out, […]
As God’s plan of redemption for his people and specifically Jacob and his family begins to unfold, we see Joseph messing with his brothers. I’m not sure if he was a prankster or if this was out of partial revenge. I lean toward the latter due to […]
The prisoners were all snug in their beds while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads. Okay, so maybe there were no sugar plums, but there were grapes and the one dude had Twinkies on his head (verse 16).
I have always loved the story of Joseph! It’s not because of all the action and fighting and things getting blown up—which is the typical story we find today in our culture. But Joseph’s life story is one of unwavering trust in God. We don’t even have Joseph’s memoirs or many words of praise or […]
I dream a lot. I vividly remember my dreams and so does my daughter. Sometimes we share what we have dreamt with each other and most of the time our response is the same, “wow that one was really crazy.” She has yet to come and tell me that her sister and our dogs and […]
Even though Esau and Ishmael were the “black sheep” of the family, God still kept his word to bless Ishmael’s descendants. Here we see a glimpse of that through Basemath. What a great name for a band! Basemath. Well Basemath wasn’t […]
I love this call from Jacob to his household to purify themselves. To throw away any false gods that may have inadvertently or deliberately crept into their lives living in Paddan-Aram. Then they buried them under a tree. I wonder if anyone has ever tried to find the old […]