Thoughts on Genesis 17-28

(If you’re just checking in, this is part of a Read the Bible in 90 Days adventure that I’m doing with friends.  Join us.)

1. Abraham’s blessing rests on him keeping Yahweh’s way in “doing righteousness and justice” Genesis 18:19

2. Lot offering his 2 daughters for gang rape is tremendously disturbing  Genesis 19:8

3. Equally gross: The daughters getting their father drunk and then each sleeping with him to continue their line. Genesis 19:30-36

4. God’s mercy is nice: Genesis 19:15 and Genesis 20:6

5. Hagar’s pain is HUGE: Genesis 21:16

6. Wild how often God promises that ALL nations will be blessed (Genesis 22:18, of many).  That is a hope we can pray through when we’re reading the World News.

7. The picture of Isaac re-digging his father’s wells is pretty.  It’s a metaphor, too. Genesis 26:18

Q: 8. Why could Isaac only bless 1 son? Genesis 27:38

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4 Responses to “Thoughts on Genesis 17-28”
  1. i never really put numbers 2&3 together. it’s the same poor girls who were just offered up to a mob to “do to them as you please” that were later basically raping their dad.

    another thought that just occurred to me, the girls were betrothed (19:14). i wonder how the girls’ fiances felt about dad-in-law’s offer to the crowd? maybe that’s why when he started getting all religious on them (19:14b) they thought he was joking.

    ~Austin
    http://wordsofreason.wordpress.com

    • Jenelle says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Austin! So cool that you’re blogging through the B in 90 days, too.

      As I’m reading through Genesis again it’s amazing to me to notice how often the children replicate the uglies of their parents, again and again.

      I was wondering the same thing about the fiances. What a horrendous scenario, that whole thing.

  2. Wow! I am so excited to find your blog!

    I’d love to add you to our group of bloggers reading and blogging through the Bible in 90 days with the MomsToolbox.com community. There are about 125 of us plus non-bloggers reading.
    We have check in posts every Monday… and many bloggers are also posting daily, as well.
    Let me know if you’d like to join us.

    PS I’m a cyclist, too. 🙂

    • Jenelle says:

      This is why I love blogging! So nice to connect with you, Amy. I’m sending you an email right now. Love that you’re a cyclist/Mommy blogger/Bible reader.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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