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Genesis, Chapter 27

Old Worlds Isaac’s other years stretch as he continued to live honestly and quietly with God. He did not record the lessons he learned. He did not speak to his people, not even his sons, about his insights and the power honesty and brought him. These things just weren’t done in these days. Men talked […]

Genesis, Chapter 26

Sins of the Father Once again famine strikes. Isaac must return to Gerar, and he realizes the promised land won’t be for him. Perhaps Esau, or his children. Isaac remembers the lie his father told to the new Abimelech’s father. He says, “Your Majesty, my house and I cannot thrive during a famine out there. […]

Genesis, Chapter 25

A Quiet Way The wheel of life turned, Abraham and Keturah passed out of life, as Rebekah and Isaac brought new life into the world. One night, deep in pregnancy, Rebekah had a dream. Two kings faced each other. One was large, covered in red hair and brown scars, a master of the land. The […]

Genesis, Chapter 24

A Quiet Way The wheel of life turned, Abraham and Keturah passed out of life, as Rebekah and Isaac brought new life into the world. One night, deep in pregnancy, Rebekah had a dream. Two kings faced each other. One was large, covered in red hair and brown scars, a master of the land. The […]

Genesis, Chapter 23

Funeral Procession The servants led Abraham and Ishmael home, while they carried Sarah’s body the entire way, silent. Abraham and Isaac wept over Sarah and healed the distance between them by remembering her strength and courage in hard times. A few days passed of telling stories. Ishmael told his father: “I won’t be a further […]

Genesis, Chapter 22

The Binding Abraham had been living well as the seasons passed. He became close to the Abimelech, swearing oaths of mutual trust of God, promising to be loyal through generations. Abraham wondered what sort of generations he would leave without a true-born heir. One night he had a dream. He walked over ground black as […]

Genesis, Chapter 21

Heir Apparent While living in Gerar, Ishmael finished his weaning, and Sarah threw a great feast for him. Abraham worried. “Is he to be our son now? Have you given up hope for the vision God granted you or the sacrifices that I’ve made?!” Sarah tried to console him: “We are old. The time for […]

Genesis, Chapter 20

Lies Against a New King After the destruction of the Cities of the Plain, the wrath spread across the land creating another famine. Sarah took her household and traveled to Gerar. She knew the Abimelech, the Philistine King, there was powerful, though not as powerful as Egypt’s Pharaoh, but Sarah dared not return and test […]

Genesis, Chapter 19

Sodom, City of the Plain Lot saw two travelers approaching the busy city gate as the sky turned orange and green. He was impressed by their countenances and bearing and hurried to greet them. Lot said while bowing low: “My Masters, welcome to Sodom. Please, come to my house, I will put you up for […]

Genesis, Chapter 18

Three Travelers Abraham’s madness seemed to grow quiet as the seasons passed along. Sarah grew comfortable with him again, and his love and faith overcame his bout of madness. There were signs of desperation in his desire for confirmation of being on a divine path, but nothing like his bloody ritual. Sarah sent Abraham on […]