Read with a handful of us cover-to-cover. Start the New Testament in John on September 1. About 1 chapter per day through whole New Testament. About 10 minutes of your day. Join us as the "axe of Biblical Love thaws the frozen parts" (66LL) in our hearts. Our focus this year is finding that pearl of great price, every single day. And we will offer a prayer over your life, every single day.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
January 11 "The Face of God" Genesis 33-34
"Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept." Genesis 33:4. Jacob waited for this moment for decades, anticipating the worst. And when he heard the news, 400 men accompany your estranged brother, what could he believe. So, what he sees is just a miracle of God. A changed life. The face of a betrayer is now the face of God to Jacob. Esau is now a man of patience and hope. So curious to me that the fresh face of Esau didn't seek out his brother to make amends. Joseph, the victim, took the initiative. And, then again, the loyal, faithful, dedicated Jacob acts irrationally. Castles crumble. People crumble. Something horrific happens to Jacob's daughter, Dinah, and he says nothing. Nothing at all. No voice. And his sons conspire wrongly with a loud voice. Oh! the depth of our depravity. What does this mean for my life?