September 25 – Genesis

The Genesis (or Beginnings) stories continue, and today we read part of chapter 33. Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. He put the maids with their children in front, then Leah with her children, andContinue reading “September 25 – Genesis”

September 24 – Genesis

At the invitation of our National Bishop, Susan Johnson, we are spending a year reading the Bible. We have started with Genesis, and today are exploring part of chapter 32. The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. Continue reading “September 24 – Genesis”

September 23 – Genesis

We are discovering the stories of Genesis, the first book in the Bible. Today’s passage is found in chapter 27. Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, ‘The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brotherContinue reading “September 23 – Genesis”

September 22 – Genesis

The story of Genesis continues. Today we look at part of chapter 25. These are the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, sister of Laban the Aramean. Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because sheContinue reading “September 22 – Genesis”

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 ofContinue reading “September 21 – Genesis”

September 20 – Genesis

Here we are again, reading through portions of the first book in the Bible, commonly called Genesis. This passage is found in the 17th chapter. God said to Abraham, ‘As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.  I will bless her, and moreover I will giveContinue reading “September 20 – Genesis”

September 19 – Genesis

Today’s reading from Genesis is located in the 16th chapter. Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, bore him no children. She had an Egyptian slave-girl whose name was Hagar, and Sarai said to Abram, ‘You see that the Lord has prevented me from bearing children; go in to my slave-girl; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.’Continue reading “September 19 – Genesis”

September 18 – Genesis

Thanks for joining us in reading through the book of Genesis this month! Today’s passage is found in chapter 15. After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’  But Abram said, ‘O Lord God, what will you giveContinue reading “September 18 – Genesis”

September 17 – Genesis

At the invitation of our national Bishop, Susan Johnson, we are reading portion of the Bible every day this year, as an exercise is Spiritual Renewal. Today’s reading is found in the 12th chapter of Genesis. Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land thatContinue reading “September 17 – Genesis”

September 16 – Genesis

Today’s reading is from Genesis, chapter 11. The focus of the story changes from being on the world, to being on a specific family. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.  Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur ofContinue reading “September 16 – Genesis”