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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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