Book Overviews · Genesis

Patriarchs overvierw. Genesis 12-50

Back to Genesis!  We are going to cover 360 years in just 2 week!!  Buckle up kids!!

  • The History of Abraham (12-25)
  • The History of Isaac (26-27)
  • The History of Jacob (28-39)
  • The History of Joseph (37-50)

Timeline: it is about 400 years after the flood.  We will begin right away with a Covenant.  Let’s recall what we learned in the time of Noah: there is a promise, a sealing of the covenant, and then a sign to remember the covenant.  Covenant by the way,  means an agreement, a  promise, a contact, an oath, that God will not break.  At the beginning of this section we will read about the Covenant with Abraham.  The Abrahamic Covenant is unconditional.  (one sided...not an “If…then” promise)   God makes a Covenant with Abraham, then repeats the Covenant with Abraham’s son Isaac, then repeats it a third time with Abraham’s grandson Jacob. This is why we will see throughout the Bible: “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers”.

We have been in Job for 2 weeks so let me put the scripture we left off at in Chapter 11 (or cheat and look at the graph at the bottom)- I will also post as a handout in the sidebar.  I highly recommend you keep a folder of the handouts to refer back to 🙂

Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.  While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milcah and Iscah.  Now Sarai was barren; she had no children.  Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there.

  Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Haran.

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Job 40-42 The End!

I have drafted 4 different posts for this read.  Each one I  sounded like I was Eliphaz, Bildad, or Zophar.  So in the end I deleted them (I wish they had…this was a long 2 weeks).  We have chosen to read the Bible, not to be in a Bible study.  We don’t need a commentary, or a video, or workbook.  God’s word is all we need.  Last night I was texting with Lucas, an accountability partner, on my “take” on God’s response.  If I shared my thoughts it might take away from what God wanted to say to you.  So I won’t.

Here is the reading 

I pray that you read this book and walked away different.  If God is in control, do we need to question “Why”.  As a human, I always will.  What I walked away with, it is OK to ask why.  It is not OK to demand why, or to seek other sources of authority to try to figure it out.  But I know in my heart that I may not know the reason for everything that happens, but when I am listening to God, I have a Peace about all circumstances.  When I listen to anyone else I am unsettled.

 My ears had heard of you
    but now my eyes have seen you.”

You will never be the same if you stick with this commitment to read through the entire Bible. My favorite verse in today’s read was 42:8:

My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.

Grace.  He will NOT deal with me according to my folly.

So where is Jesus on this page.  (He is on every page!)

So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves.

Remember back in Genesis 3, we saw God provide a substitute for your death when he sacrificed an animal to cover Adam and Eve’s nakedness (sin).  Elihu stated in chapter 33:27 “I have sinned, I have perverted what is right, but I did not get what I deserved”.  Jesus took my death for me.  From the creation there was always a substitute provided for you, the 3 friends’ sins were covered (atoned) by God’s ultimate plan of offering a substitute for them.  In this case, the blood was shed in the form of burnt offering.

Jesus is on every page.