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31 You Are Now Free to Move About the Country

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As Jacob & Rachel run out of the country, they are chased by Laban; Rachel steals her dad’s set of idols! (Verse 19) I’m not sure if she did this like a child steals a dad’s pack of cigarettes to hide […]

30 Rock-a-by-baby

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Somebody needs to give these girls a decent baby name book! Naming your children with revenge names just isn’t healthy. And poor Jacob has to keep having “relations” with all these woman to have babies! God promised Jacob back in his […]

29 Love, Facespace and Princess Leia

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Long before dating websites where people went to find their soul mates, there was The Well. The well seemed to be a great place to meet new people and the girl/man of your dreams/destiny aka sovereign plan of God. Isaac met Rebekah at a spring getting water (24:15), well technically it was Abraham’s unnamed servant […]

28 Kissing Cousins & Led Zeppelin

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Jacob’s departs from his family out of self-preservation so he travels over the Euphrates and through the woods to uncle’s house he goes to find a wife. So he goes to uncle Laban on his mother’s side of the family to find a cousin to kiss.

Meanwhile back […]

27 Liar Liar los pantalones en el fuego

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As Godly a man Isaac may have been, his family was still a mess. Isaac lied about Rebekah being his sister and this chapter is full of lies and deceit, conniving, favoritism, blessing, devastation, disappointment and rage. That’s more than most reality TV shows can pack in one season let alone 1 chapter of the […]

26 She’s My Sister

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Isaac wasn’t born yet when his daddy pulled this same trick on Abimelech, but Abraham must have shared stories with his son. Here we see Isaac and his beautiful wife try the same trick. “She’s my sister.” I’m going to try that from now on when I introduce my […]

25 The Perfect Family

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Abraham was a strong man, not because he could do a lot of pushups, but because at age 140 he got remarried and had 6 more kids! That is impressive! Abraham finally goes home to be with his family in heaven verse 8. But Verse 9 has something interesting that you may breeze right over. […]

24 Lego Death Star & God’s Sovereignty

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Chapter 24 opens with what I can only imagine was the first handshake. It has evolved over the years from placing your hand under a guy’s thigh to the sweet roman one where you grab the forearm to today’s standard handshake. (Notable mention to the 80’s invention […]

23 Dearly Beloved

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We see Sarah dies here at the age of 127 and Abraham morns the loss of his soul mate Sarah. Abraham had lived his faith out loud in his community of foreigners in such a way that they counted him a “friend” and “honored prince” what a testimony to […]

22 Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

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This chapter begins with God calling his beloved Abraham and Abraham responding as he always did “Here I am Lord.” I wish I was always that responsive to God’s calling. A lot of times I’m more like Gideon or Moses, “Are you sure you mean me Lord, I think you got the wrong number,” or […]