Below are my comments for this week’s reading. Be sure to post your comments below as well, even if you have only read part of this week’s section. I encourage every one to comment each week that you area able as it can help with your commitment to read along.
|Joseph's Coat of Dreams by Shannon|
Gen 25:22 Where did Rebekah go to inquire of the Lord?
Gen 26 Multiple events in Isaac’s life were very similar to his father Abraham.
Gen 27 It seems wrong to me that the deceptive Jacob, saying he was Esau which his father believed would receive any blessing at all here. Perhaps Jacob’s later blessings were not from this deceptive exchange, nor was it even necessary, but because of Abraham’s obedience and God’s direct blessings spoken to him. He reaped what he sowed as later Laban was deceitful toward Jacob.
Gen 30 Laban’s actions seem to be geared toward keeping Jacob and not “letting” him leave as he recognized that God was with Jacob. A stressful environment with the various family squabbles. God still blessed Jacob as promised despite this.
Gen 31:32 Jacob’s verbal death judgment eventually came to pass against Rachael. A caution for us to mind our words.
Gen 39 After several unrighteous / disgraceful stories in this section, Joseph stands out in contrast as someone with integrity. Well done Joseph!
Gen 39:20 Joseph did not let his mistreatment affect his behavior. A good example for us.
Gen 41:16 Joseph again gives God credit for interpretation before he hears the dream. This is faith and another good example.
Dreams played a major part in Joseph’s life. Do we pay attention to our dreams?
Next Reading: Week 3 Genesis 43:1 to Exodus 13:1