A believer may be in seasons of distress but through prayer and promise, he will rise again.
In a world that lives by deception and tyranny, God’s words can be trusted.
Hold Fast: Heaven is coming down to Earth
We must find our significance from God alone because pursuing it anywhere else will not work, and often, is very destructive. Genesis 29:31-30:24 What is the problem? How do they try to fix it? What is the only real solution? Jacob’s children: Leah: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dinah. Gad & Asher (via Zilpah). Rachel: Dan & Naphtali (via Bilhah). Joseph.
You can begin and end each day trusting God because while His providence may take unexpected turns it is never accidental; God steers the ship with a steady hand. Genesis 29:1-20 Rejoice when blessings fall in your lap (29:1-20) Learn when discipline stings (29:21-25a) Look at the big picture when life doesn’t make sense (29:25b-30)
God’s promises are more humbling and useful than you think Genesis 28:10-21 Four ways God’s promises prove valuable By revealing the source of the promise By reminding us we are undeserving By recognizing our deepest needs By relativizing our lives in light of the big picture
Reliance upon our natural impulses, rather than God’s Word, for spiritual direction is insufficient and often brings big problems. A. Deception within the family 27:1-29 Scene 1: Isaac and Esau’s plan — 1-4 Scene 2: Rebekah and Jacob’s plan — 5-17 Scene 3: Jacob’s execution of the deceptive plan — 18-29 B. Distress within the family 27:30-46 Scene 4: The anguish of…
Even in seasons of difficulty, you can trust God to keep His Word. Genesis 26 Three consolations during seasons of adversity God blesses His people in spite of them being a bit of a mess God (often) directs His people to the hard path that He’s paved with blessings God consoles His people with an oath
One of the biggest questions of this life centers on whether or not we will surrender things of lasting value to satisfy our temporal appetites.
We must boast in God because His blessings don’t come as a result of human striving but sovereign grace.