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Day 30 - Genesis 30

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 30. DEVOTIONAL: "The Lord has blessed me for thy sake." -Genesis 30:27 Laban requested the longer stay of Jacob because he felt sure that the Divine blessings had been brought by, him into his home. It was a selfish, low motive for desiring the postponement of his departure; and Laban was destined, alas! to be terribly undeceived. ...

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Day 29 - Genesis 29

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 29. DEVOTIONAL: "And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn."Genesis 29:26 We do not excuse Laban for his dishonesty, but we scruple not to learn from the custom which he quoted as his excuse. There are some things which must be taken in order, and if we would win the second we m...

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Day 28 - Genesis 28

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 28. DEVOTIONAL: "Behold a Ladder set up on the Earth, and the top of it reached to Heaven." -Genesis 28:12 All men feel that earth and heaven touch at the horizons of the distant past and future; but we ought to feel that the present moment of time and this bit of the world's surface are linked with heaven. This is what the ladder ...

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Day 27 - Genesis 27

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 27. DEVOTIONAL: "Esau cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry." -Genesis 27:34 On this incident the writer to the Hebrews founds the impressive lesson, that the choices of the past may cast a bitter and irrevocable shadow on all our future. When he afterward desired to inherit blessing he was rejected; for he found no place of...

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Day 26 - Genesis 26

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 26. DEVOTIONAL: "Because that Abraham obeyed My Voice and kept My Charge." - Genesis 26:5 It is awful to realize how our sins may repeat themselves in our children. Here is Isaac following in the precise steps of Abraham, who had acted in a similar manner towards Sarah when entering Egypt. In each case there was a sad lapse of fait...

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Day 25 - Genesis 25

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 25. DEVOTIONAL: "Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi."Genesis 25:11 Hagar had once found deliverance there and Ishmael had drank from the water so graciously revealed by the God who liveth and seeth the sons of men; but this was a merely casual visit, such as worldlings pay to the Lord in times of need, when it serves their turn. The...

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Day 24 - Genesis 24

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 24. DEVOTIONAL: "I being in the way, the Lord led me." Genesis24:27 We have to be so one with God that we do not continually need to ask for guidance. Sanctification means that we are made the children of God, and the natural life of a child is obedience until he wishes to be disobedient, then instantly there is ...

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Day 23 - Genesis 23

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 23. DEVOTIONAL: "I am a Stranger and a Sojourner." -Genesis 23:4 The minute details of this purchase are recorded to emphasize the fact that, though the whole land was Abraham's by the Divine gift, he would not enter on its possession until God's time was come. We may be sure of certain blessingsours in God's safe keepingthough the...

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Day 22 - Genesis 22

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 22. DEVOTIONAL: Abraham built an altar; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar Genesis 22:9 This event is a picture of the mistake we make in thinking that the ultimate God wants of us is the sacrifice of death. What God wants is the sacrificethroughdeath which enables us to do what Jesus did, that is, sac...

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Day 21 - Genesis 21

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 21. DEVOTIONAL: "And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me."Genesis 21:6 It was far above the power of nature, and even contrary to its laws, that the aged Sarah should be honoured with a son; and even so it is beyond all ordinary rules that I, a poor, helpless, undone sinner, should find...

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Day 20 - Genesis 20

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 20. DEVOTIONAL: "I also withheld thee from sinning against Me." -Genesis 20:6 As we review our lives, we can see many occasions on which our feet had well-nigh goneour steps were on the very brink of the precipice. Another inch, and we should have brought shame on Christ and lasting remorse to ourselves. To what can we attribute ou...

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Day 19 - Genesis 19

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 19. DEVOTIONAL: "Abraham got up early to the place where he stood before the Lord, and looked." -Genesis 19:27 There was not much sleep that night for this loyal heart! With the spring of day he was where, probably, Lot, years before, had looked on the face of the country, and beheld it as a garden of the Lord. But how great the ...

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Day 18 - Genesis 18

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 18. DEVOTIONAL: "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?" Genesis 18:17 The Delights of His Friendship.Genesis 18 brings out the delight of true friendship with God, as compared with simply feeling His presence occasionally in prayer. This friendship means being so intimately in touch with God that you never even need ...

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Day 17 - Genesis 17

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 17. DEVOTIONAL: "Walk before me and be thou Perfect" -Genesis 17:1 God precedes his commands with such revelations of Himself, that obedience is rendered easily possible. Before calling Abram to perfection, He described himself as El Shaddai, the Almighty. What may we not do if we learn to avail ourselves of the all might of God?...

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Day 16 - Genesis 16

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 16. The Bible's main way of talking about God's relationship to humanity is the image of a partnership. This video on covenants traces the way God entered into a series of formal relationships with various human partners in order to rescue the world through Jesus, the ultimate covenant partner. DEVOTIONAL: "Return to thy Mistress...

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Day 15 - Genesis 15

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 15. DEVOTIONAL: "When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him." Genesis 15:12

Whenever God gives a vision to a Christian, it is as if He puts him in "the shadow of His hand" (Isaiah 49:2). The saint's duty is to be still and listen. Ther...

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Day 14 - Genesis 14

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 14. DEVOTIONAL: "And he blessed him and said:"Blessed be Abram of God Most High,Possessor of heaven and earth;-Genesis 14:19 It was to Melchizedek, the lonely king-priest living outside the busy rush of the world, that this new name of God was given. There are some to whom God gives these direct revelations of Himself, that they ma...

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Day 13 - Genesis 13

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 13. DEVOTIONAL: "If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left." Genesis 13:9

As soon as you begin to live the life of faith in God, fascinating and physically gratifying possibilities will open up before you. These things are yours by right, but if you ar...

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Day 12 - Genesis 12

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 12. Below is a helpful overview of the second section of Genesis, published by The Bible Project. DEVOTIONAL: "And hepitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar." Genesis 12:8

Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with th...

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Day 11 - Genesis 11

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 11. DEVOTIONAL: "Come,let Us go down and thereconfuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."Genesis 11:7 God comes down into human life. Though the world is corrupt and full of violence; though his arch-enemy has taught man to dread and hate Him; though attempts are on foot to resist Him in open rebelli...

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Day 10 - Genesis 10

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 10. DEVOTIONAL: "From thesethe coastlandpeoplesof the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations."Genesis 10:5 Few realize the treasures that lie in this heap of names. This chapter is the key to ancient histories and contains many of the names that ...

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Day 9 - Genesis 9

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 9. DEVOTIONAL: "I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth."Genesis9:13 It is the will of God that human beings should get into moral relationship with Him, and His covenants are for this purpose. "Why does not God save me?" He has saved me, but I have not entered into relations...

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Day 8 - Genesis 8

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 8. DEVOTIONAL: "The dove came in to him in the evening." Genesis 8:11

Blessed be the Lord for another day of mercy, even though I am now weary with its toils. Unto the preserver of men lift I my song of gratitude. The dove found no rest out of the ark, and therefore returned to it; and my soul has learned yet more fu...

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Day 7 - Genesis 7

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 7. DEVOTIONAL: "The Lord shut him in." Genesis 7:16

Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the gaiety, the purs...

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Day 6 - Genesis 6

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 6. DEVOTIONAL: "This is the genealogy of Noah.Noah was a just man,perfect in his generations. Noahwalked with God." Genesis 6:9

The eyes of God went to and fro over the ancient world, where sin reigned unchecked, to discover one grateful spectacle. But they were doomed to disappointment, till they lighted on Noah. He f...

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Day 5 - Genesis 5

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 5. DEVOTIONAL: "Enoch walked with God." Genesis 5:24

The test of a man's religious life and character is not what he does in the exceptional moments of life, but what he does in the ordinary times, when there is nothing tremendous or exciting on. The worth of a man is revealed in his attitude to ordinary things when he...

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Day 4 - Genesis 4

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 4. DEVOTIONAL: "Abel was a keeper of sheep." Genesis 4:2 As a shepherd Abelsanctified his work to the glory of God, and offered a sacrifice of blood upon his altar, and the Lord had respect unto Abel and his offering.This early type of our Lord is exceedingly clear and distinct. Like the first streak of light which tinges the east ...

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Day 3 - Genesis 3

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 3. DEVOTIONAL: "Thevoice of theLordGod walking in the garden in thecool of the day." Genesis 3:8 Thus God started man in an ideal home. Memories of Eden, exquisite as dreams, weave the background of human life. Fellowship with the Creator, who walked its glades; its river, trees, and fruits; its blessed companionship; its light and...

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Day 2 - Genesis 2

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 2. While yesterday's video from The Bible Project provided an overview of the first section of Genesis, today's video gives some insight into the overall theme of the beginning of this book. DEVOTIONAL: "Then theLordGod tookthe man and put him in the garden of Eden totend and keep it." Genesis 2:15 Thus God started man in an ide...

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Day 1 - Genesis 1

For today, read through Genesis chapter 1. Below is a helpful overview of the first section of Genesis, published by The Bible Project. DEVOTIONAL: "And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."Genesis 1:4 Light might well be good since it sprang from that fiat of goodness, "Let there be light." We who enjoy it should be more ...

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