Monthly Archives: May 2017

Restless

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day three) “They set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan.”  A death within the family of Terah ushered in a restlessness that fueled a movement westward.  They didn’t go as far as they … Continue reading

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The One

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day two) Terah became the father of Abram vs. 27b Often we spend our lives trying to be the one. You know, the one who cures cancer, or the one who breaks the record, makes the money, invents … Continue reading

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The road less traveled

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day one) “Terah took Abram his son. . .and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan.”–v 31. It has been rocky so far.  The relationship between God and … Continue reading

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Can He bless it?

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day seven) Consider, please, the promises and warnings of God’s word. 1) God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.  James 4:6. Genesis 11. He actively and deliberately hinders the efforts of people … Continue reading

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Glory

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day six) Pastor Don has already written on the difference between the unity depicted in Genesis 11 and the kind prescribed for the church in John 17:21-23, but I can’t help but have a go too. It … Continue reading

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Out of Order?

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day five)  If Genesis 11 is read apart from Genesis 9 and 10, some theologians argue that the reader misses valuable context. God tells Noah in Genesis 9, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth”. Genesis … Continue reading

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Submission

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day four) Verse 6 – “And this is what they began to do…” Verse 6 infers that this decision or direction was wrong and that there was another…correct… direction to go.  There was a better choice.  Have … Continue reading

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Grasp

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day three) “Nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” Is the Lord threatened by the race of men growing too powerful?   Well, the Bible tells us the Lord laughs and scoffs at the wicked, … Continue reading

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Building Permit

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day two) They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the … Continue reading

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One

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day one)  It is a strange story.  Often misunderstood.  We call it “the tower of Babel”, but it is really about oneness.  “Behold, they are ONE people and they all have ONE language. . .nothing will be … Continue reading

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