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”

September 14 – Genesis

Our reading from Genesis, the Bible’s first book, is today found in chapter 6. The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually.  And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him toContinue reading “September 14 – Genesis”

September 13 – Genesis

We are reading the Bible for the year, and this month we are looking at Genesis, The Beginning. Today’s passage is from chapter 3. And the Lord God made garments of skins for the man and for his wife, and clothed them. Reflection – The human creatures have blown it, and disregarded what God has told them. NowContinue reading “September 13 – Genesis”

September 12 – Genesis

Here is our reading for today, from Genesis, chapter 2. The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. Reflection – The mud creature (which is what “a’dam” actually means) is responsible to care for the garden.  What do you see needing to be done toContinue reading “September 12 – Genesis”