Category Archives: Genesis

Genesis 44:18-34 It is more rewarding to do what is right than to strive for men’s favour

Genesis 44:18-34 It is more rewarding to do what is right than to strive for men’s favour Then Judah approached him, and said, “Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears, and do not … Continue reading

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Genesis 44:1-17 To obtain salvation, one must rise from where he has once fallen

Joseph strategises and plans according to the dream to bring the brothers and their father and mother into Egypt. This he does fully trusting in divine wisdom and providence. At the same time, his plans force the brothers to relive the horror that they have brought upon him causing them to acknowledge their transgressions and repent. Today’s devotion teaches us that salvation requires one to rise from where he has fallen. It is through repentance and sanctification that believers obtain salvation and experience eternal blessings. Continue reading

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Genesis 43:16-34 A leader must perform the dual roles of provider and disciplinarian

Genesis 43:16-34 A leader must perform the dual roles of provider and disciplinarian When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to his house steward, “Bring the men into the house, and slay an animal and make ready; for the … Continue reading

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Genesis 43:1-15 Calamities serve up occasions for the righteous to arise and shine.

As the family negotiates to return to Egypt, Israel’s indecisiveness jeopardises the lives of the entire household. It is possible that Israel had his suspicions all along concerning Joseph’s disappearance. Judah rises to the occasion and convinces Israel to release Benjamin by putting his own life on the line. Judah’s selfless and bold act saves not only Simeon but the entire family from starvation. Today’s devotion teaches us not to shrink back from life’s challenges. Calamities serve up occasions for the righteous to arise and shine. Continue reading

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Genesis 42:26-38 God appoints calamities for seasons of self-reflection and reconciliation

26 So they loaded their donkeys with their grain and departed from there. 27 As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the … Continue reading

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Genesis 42:1-25 The fear of God helps us lay aside our personal grievances to embrace the kingdom’s call

Genesis 42:1-25 The fear of God helps us lay aside our personal grievances to embrace the kingdom’s call Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, “Why are you staring at one another?” … Continue reading

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Genesis 41:50-57 Fruitfulness is like a float that helps us ride the waves of affliction

Genesis 41:50-57 Fruitfulness is like a float that helps us ride the waves of affliction Now before the year of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore to him. … Continue reading

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