September 21 – Genesis

We are responding to Bishop Susan Johnson’s invitation to read the Bible this year, and we have started with Genesis.

Today’s reading come from chapter 25.

This is the length of Abraham’s life, one hundred and seventy-five years. Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Reflection – According to the text, Abraham was 175 years old when he died.  Is this one of those times when “we need to take the Bible seriously but not literally”?  How do you know when to make this distinction?

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