Archives for the month of: September, 2016

The dreamer’s open secret for answers.

Joseph: “Not I, but God. God will set Pharaoh’s mind at ease.”

Genesis 41:16 MSG

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How quickly a good deed can soon be forgotten.
 
“the head cupbearer never gave Joseph another thought; he forgot all about him.”
 
Genesis 40:23 MSG
In the most desperate of circumstances, Joseph:
 
“whatever he [Joseph] did God made sure it worked out for the best.”
 
Genesis 39:23 MSG
At times contagious is good.
 
“God blessed the home of the Egyptian—all because of Joseph. The blessing of God spread over everything he owned”
 
Genesis 39:5 MSG

For Judah, the story only gets terrible after this sad moment:

“About that time, Judah separated from his brothers”

Genesis 38:1 MSG

The moments when even family can be a bit overwhelming.
 
“Joseph’s brothers pulled him out of the cistern and sold him..”
 
Genesis 37:28 NLT
The ugliness of jealousy:
 
“When Joseph reached his brothers, they ripped off the fancy coat he was wearing, grabbed him, and threw him into a cistern.”
 
Genesis 37:23-24 MSG
Hmm, look who ended up moving. It all comes from an earlier poor decision that made the land Jacob’s.
 
“[Jacob & Esau] had too many possessions to live together..Esau ended up settling in the hill country of Seir”
 
Genesis 36:7-8 MSG
Remember when?
 
Jacob: “we’re going to Bethel. I’m going to build an altar there to the God who answered me when I was in trouble”
 
Genesis 35:3 MSG
Is a name all that’s important to you here, Jacob?
 
Jacob: “You’ve made my name stink to high heaven among the people here”
 
Genesis 34:30 MSG