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April 13, 2017

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Reading along with us in Genesis? Here’s today’s reading:

Genesis 33 (ESV)

And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two female servants. 2 And he put the servants with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all. 3 He himself went on before them, bowing himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4 But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. 5 And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.” 6 Then the servants drew near, they and their children, and bowed down. 7 Leah likewise and her children drew near and bowed down. And last Joseph and Rachel drew near, and they bowed down. 8 Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company that I met?” Jacob answered, “To find favor in the sight of my lord”… Continue Reading

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  1. A surprising plot twist to the feared attack revealed in the previous chapter of Genesis. Esau not only didn’t attack Jacob but he “ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept” (Genesis 33:4).

    This reminds me of the story of the “Prodigal Son” in Luke 15:20 when the father sees the son still a long way off, “his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.”

    After sending others in front of him in Genesis 32, Jacob now takes the lead and goes out to meet Esau – with his 400 men with him. What a sign of humility. Imagine the scene if Jacob had met his brother and his 400 men with his own 400 men?

  2. I have not had access to my computer much the past few days to log in. Elise has been using it for school. I have been reading the rest of Hebrews, chapters 11-13. Now I will be studying each chapter more closely to prepare for the Women’s Bible study. Hebrews is so amazing, especially coinciding with the crucifixion and all that Christ accomplished there.

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