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A place for biblical encouragement and other resources 
I pray will help you grow as a disciple of Jesus. 

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Monday: Genesis 41
Tuesday: Mark 13
Wednesday: Psalm 8
Thursday: Romans 12
Friday: Genesis 41, Mark 13, Psalm 8, Romans 12

Reflections

Years after being forgotten, Joseph finally has his moment. He doesn’t waste our waiting, friends. And once again, God takes hardship and uses it for good.

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Monday: Genesis 40
Tuesday: Mark 12
Wednesday: Psalm 7
Thursday: Romans 11
Friday: Genesis 40, Mark 12, Psalm 7, Romans 11

Monday, Genesis 40

Joseph’s total confidence in hearing from the Lord to interpret the dreams of the cupbearer and the baker can indicate one thing for sure – through years of waiting, terrible trials and hardships, persecution and false accusation, Joseph has remained in communication with His Father.

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Monday: Genesis 39
Tuesday: Mark 11
Wednesday: Psalm 6
Thursday: Romans 10
Friday: Genesis 39, Mark 11, Psalm 6, Romans 10

Monday, Genesis 39

Even in the midst of all sorts of trials and temptations, God remains faithful to Joseph and Joseph remains devoted to God.

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Monday: Genesis 38
Tuesday: Mark 10
Wednesday: Psalm 5
Thursday: Romans 9
Friday: Genesis 38, Mark 10, Psalm 5, Romans 9

Reflections

Monday, Genesis 38
There is nothing, nothing, that our God will not forgive, nothing that he cannot use for good. Even in Judah’s atrocious sin, God has planned to bring the lineage of Jesus through him.

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Monday: Genesis 37
Tuesday: Mark 9
Wednesday: Psalm 4
Thursday: Romans 8
Friday: Genesis 37, Mark 9, Psalm 4, Romans 8

Monday, Genesis 37

Joseph – hated by his brothers, sold into slavery as a “good alternative” to being murdered. I can’t help but think of how easy it would have been for him to despair.

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Monday: Genesis 36
Tuesday: Mark 8
Wednesday: Psalm 3
Thursday: Romans 7
Friday: Genesis 36, Mark 8, Psalm 3, Romans 7

Reflections

Monday, Genesis 36

At first glance, this is simply another list of names that we might be tempted to skip over.

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Monday: Genesis 34-35
Tuesday: Mark 7
Wednesday: Psalm 2
Thursday: Romans 6
Friday: Genesis 34-35, Mark 7, Psalm 2, Romans 6

Reflections

Monday, Genesis 34-35

Even in the midst of hardship and suffering, Jacob remembers God as “God who answered me in the day of my distress, and who has been with me wherever I have gone.” Can we?

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Monday: Genesis 33
Tuesday: Mark 6
Wednesday: Psalm 1
Thursday: Romans 5
Friday: Genesis 33, Mark 6, Psalm 1, Romans 5

Reflections

Monday, Genesis 33
I can hardly read this story without crying. I can imagine the fear and anxiety Jacob felt as he prepared to meet the brother he deceived, betrayed, and ultimately ran away from.

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Monday: Genesis 32
Tuesday: Mark 5
Wednesday: Esther 9-10
Thursday: Romans 4
Friday: Genesis 32, Mark 5, Esther 9-10, Romans 4

Monday, Genesis 32:
After decades of living apart, Jacob is about to meet the brother he deceived all those years ago.

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Monday: Genesis 31
Tuesday: Mark 4
Wednesday: Esther 8
Thursday: Romans 3
Friday: Genesis 31, Mark 4, Esther 8, Romans 3

Monday, Genesis 31:

When Jacob left Canaan and his family 20 years earlier, God appeared to him and promised that He would one day bring him back again. Now 2 decades, 2 wives, 12 children and countless flocks later, God instructs Jacob to return.

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Monday: Genesis 30
Tuesday: Mark 3
Wednesday: Esther 7
Thursday: Romans 2
Friday: Genesis 30, Mark 3, Esther 7, Romans 2

Monday, Genesis 30

God blessed Jacob with abundance – both in children and in flocks – just as He did Abraham and Isaac before him, as He promised He would do. It is clear to us as we study Jacob’s story that this blessing isn’t because of anything Jacob has or hasn’t done. It is completely unmerited favor.

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Monday, Genesis 29

Even through trials, even in spite of his own sin, Jacob is brought by God to exactly the right place at exactly the right time – where God wants him to be. It would seem like finding a needle in a haystack, to head off to a foreign land and hope to find some long lost relative, and here Jacob finds himself welcomed, brought in, part of the family.
Monday, Genesis 29

Even through trials, even in spite of his own sin, Jacob is brought by God to exactly the right place at exactly the right time – where God wants him to be. It would seem like finding a needle in a haystack, to head off to a foreign land and hope to find some long lost relative, and here Jacob finds himself welcomed, brought in, part of the family.