It is an intimate moment we are privileged to share. In Genesis 49, Jacob’s sons are gathered about him on his deathbed. But this is a unique situation, for sacred scripture does place us in such a position with other patriarchs such as Adam, Noah, Job, Abraham, or Isaac. There is something Moses and the … More Jacob’s Final and Finest Words
In the closing chapters of Genesis, the earlier prophecy regarding Joseph’s sovereignty over his brothers has finally come to pass. He first experienced the pit and then the prison cell, but ultimately Joseph found his way to the palace. And there they were; Joseph’s older brothers were found before kneeling before him, with fear in … More Can We See It One More Time?
It is a natural tendency of man to use and abuse others in order to maximize profit, pleasure, pride, or position. Consider the story of Joseph and his brothers found in Genesis 37. In this episode, Joseph’s brother hate him because he gives a negative report of their shepherding to Isaac (37:2), he is the recipient of … More When Life Gets in the Way