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Day 33 - Genesis 33

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 33. DEVOTIONAL: "I will lead on softly Until I come unto my lord unto Seir." -Genesis 33:14 This was rather unworthy of the man who, the night before, had seen the face of God, and learned to prevail. The man who had seen God, and prevailed, was doubtful of his newly-given blessing! He did not realize that it would carry him throug...

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Day 32 - Genesis 32

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 32. DEVOTIONAL: "And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good."Genesis 32:12 When Jacob was on the other side of the brook Jabbok, and Esau was coming with armed men, he earnestly sought God's protection, and as a master reason he pleaded, "And Thou saidst, I will surely do thee good." Oh, the force of that plea! He was holding God ...

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Day 31 - Genesis 31

For today, read throughGenesis chapter 31. DEVOTIONAL: "Take heed to thyself that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad." -Genesis 31:24 This visitation of God made a deep impression on Laban. He refers to it afterwards as restraining him from injuring his runaway son-in-law. Jacob, too, was struck by it. It is very wonderful to find the Holy God casting the mantle...

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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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