Spiritual Rants: January 21, “The Cost: A Benjamin” Daily Readings to read through the Bible in a year: Genesis 42:18-43:34 Matthew 13:47-14:12 Psalm 18:16-36 Proverbs 4:7-10

Old Testament:   Genesis 42:18-43:34 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Genesis 42:18-43:34    The Cost:  A Benjamin Summary:  Joseph get the boys locked up for three days before sending them back on their way.  He kept brother Simeon as an encouragement for them to come back.  Joseph could overhear eldest brother Rueben saying that they were getting what […]

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Spiritual Rants: January 20, “Cow-towing To Pharaoh” Daily Readings to read through the Bible in a year: Genesis 41:17-42:17 Matthew 13:24-46 Psalm 18:1-15 Proverbs 4:1-6

Old Testament:   Genesis 41:17-42:17 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Genesis 41:17-42:17  Cow-towing To Pharaoh Summary:   Joseph told Pharaoh that both his dreams meant the same thing:  there would be seven years of plenty in Egypt but seven years of famine would follow. Pharaoh was so taken with Joseph that he chose him to be in charge of […]

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Spiritual Rants: January 19, “A Dreamy Guy In Trouble” Daily Readings to read through the Bible in a year: Genesis 39:1-41:16 Matthew 12:46-13:23 Psalm 17:1-15 Proverbs 3:33-35

Old Testament:   Genesis 39:1-41:16 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Genesis 39:1-41:16   A Dreamy Guy In Trouble Summary:   Joseph was put in charge of all Potiphar’s household.  Potiphar’s wife had the hots for Joseph and tried to seduce him.  It was a “no go.”  Joseph fled and left another coat behind him.  Po’s wife was really […]

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Spiritual Rants: January 18, “Dysfunction At The Junction” Daily Readings to read through the Bible in a year: Genesis 37:1-38:30 Matthew 12:22-45 Psalm 16:1-11 Proverbs 3:27-32

Old Testament:   Genesis 37:1-38:30 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Genesis 37:1-38:30  Dysfunction At The Junction Summary:   Joseph was Jacob’s favorite so he gave him a “varicolored” coat. Joseph had two dreams which indicated that his whole family would bow down to him. His brothers were duly offended and plotted to off him but sold him to traveling traders […]

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Spiritual Rants: January 17, Daily Readings to read through the Bible in a year: Genesis 35:1-36:43 Matthew 12:1-21 Psalm 15:1-5 Proverbs 3:21-26

Old Testament:   Genesis 35:1-36:43 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Genesis 35:1-36:43  ‘Is Real Name Summary:   Jacob is told by God to move to Bethel aka “house of God.”  Yahweh reminds Jacob that his new name is “Israel” which means “prevails with God.”  He will be the source of a great nation. Rachel dies giving birth to her Jacob’s […]

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