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Suggested Devotional Reading for Wednesday, July 27:
Genesis 29:15-35 (click to read online)
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By The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Leggett
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Series: Clinging to Jesus: Faith Moving Mountains
Text: Hebrews 11:20
The relationship and indeed the destinies of Jacob and Esau are foundational, not only to the Biblical account of God’s promises to Abraham and his descendants, but to the very nature of God’s interaction with humanity. The story begins with deceit and betrayal. Jacob, led by his scheming mother, conspires to cheat his elder brother Esau out of his blessing as the firstborn son. The response to this is hatred, revenge and fear, the most negative examples of human behavior. Ultimately, both sons are blessed by their father, Isaac. In one of the most heart-wrenching scenes in all of scripture both brothers are reconciled to each other. There is a deep lesson here. God is patient in wrath in order to show his mercy (Psalm 30:5).
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June 1, 2016
This chapter in many respects is a parallel to the previous one. However here we are told what the animal symbols represent. This is a picture of events that did not take place in Daniel’s time but occurred later. We have here a more detailed description of the “little horn” mentioned in Daniel 7:8. Whereas in Daniel chapter 7 we had a dominant image of Christ, the “one like a son of man,” here we have a warning picture of the Antichrist. Again, these visions are pictures of world history. As disturbing as they might appear, they prepare us to live faithfully in the upheavals of our own time.
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