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God always provides, sometimes in unexpected ways

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Welcome back to another Biblit! We are picking back up in our Genesis series with another wild story involving Jacob and deception. There is a twist this week! This time Jacob is not the deceiver, but he is the one being deceived! Before I jump into the context and recap of the story, I have to encourage you (once again) to read it yourselves at some point! I cannot underplay that value! But here we go, let’s jump on in:

Context

Jacob, if you recall, just had a life-changing encounter with God. In the previous chapter, he had a dream where…


What is Biblit?

Biblit is a weekly newsletter/devotion consisting of what we call Biblits. Each Biblit gives a detailed breakdown of different passages of Scripture! If you have never heard the term Biblical Literacy before, I encourage you to look it up and incorporate it into your own quiet times! I learned about it from a popular Christian author, Jen Wilkins. To sum up, essentially, there are three parts to solid study of God’s word:

  1. Context
  2. Interpretation
  3. Application

Most people love the application (myself included). The “ok, that passage is cool, what do I do with it?” questions. There is nothing wrong with…


is trusting God the road less traveled?

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Have you ever felt alone and afraid, but all you really needed was a good night’s rest to fix everything? Well, that’s what happens to Jacob this week in Genesis 28 and the story of the famous “Jacob’s Ladder.” Ok, maybe it’s a bit more complicated than just getting a good night’s rest haha! Before we jump into that, though, I definitely want to encourage you to read over or skim the chapter if you are unfamiliar with the story. It’s a good one and should not be overlooked! I will try and recap best I can:

Context

If you recall…


when we take control, things often get out of control

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Today we are going to take a deep dive into Genesis 27! Wow, this was quite the chapter! So full of deceit and human corruption; yet God’s will and love prevail it all! I, as always, urge you to read it yourself before diving in. Explore God’s word and see what you learn for yourself! Then come on back and see what I personally learned and comment on any differing opinions or other observations! Anyways, let’s just jump on in!

Context

This whole chapter revolves around the story of Isaac giving his traditional blessing. …


how God is always sovereign no matter what sins or issues we may have

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So, this week, we jump back into Genesis 25–26! These passages are jam-packed with cool stuff so I highly suggest reading them yourself! We see some confusing stuff, some weirdly familiar-sounding passages, sin, and faith, but most importantly we see that God is sovereign over everything! So, without further ado, let’s jump in and see what I’m talking about!

End of Abraham

So, jumping into the beginning of Genesis 25 we see Abraham is about to die. We also catch a brief glimpse of his last few years in between his wife’s passing and his own.


the powerful act of speaking to God

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This week’s passage comes once again from Genesis. Genesis chapter 24 to be exact. This is, I believe, the longest chapter in Genesis (just a fun fact). This chapter, unlike previous weeks, actually revolves around one main story. So, without further ado, let’s jump in!

Context First

So, what is happening in this story? Before I dive in, I highly suggest reading Genesis chapter 24 yourself before reading this article. However, I will also recap the synopsis real quick as best I can.

So if you recall, Abraham’s wife, Sarah, just died in the previous passage. It was very important to him…


the testing of Abraham’s great faith

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Today, we are going to look at a few stories found in Genesis 22–23. One story we’ll look at is the famous story where Abraham is asked by God to sacrifice his one and only son, Isaac! Though all these stories have numerous things to learn, we are going to focus on one consistent truth: Abraham trusted in God’s promises and God always fulfills His promises.

The Promise of Canaan Fulfilled

We’ll start with the shorter story even though it comes later in the passages. For a quick context, Sarah has died and Abraham wants to bury her in the land of the Hittites. When…


as seen in Genesis 20 and 21

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The passages we’re talking about today come from Genesis 20–21. This is a group of 3 stories. Three stories of grace. There are some bazaar things that happen, but nothing crazier than what we’ve already encountered. After all, we’re still talking about broken human beings! Were bound to see some weird stuff! My goal is to take us through these three stories and show how within each one we can see God’s beautiful grace!

God’s Grace to Abraham

First, we pick back up with Abraham and Sarah as we see them once again leaving their homeland. This is not the first time they’ve done…


making goals that might or might not make it

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Today I noticed I am excited to get back into writing! I have gone in and out of my writing habit recently. I love writing every day…it is refreshing and helps get my thoughts on a page. I’m not the biggest talker, but I do enjoy writing and just seeing what comes out.

Sometimes it’s not even conscious thought…or at least it doesn’t feel that way. Sometimes writing feels more like I’m dreaming and just writing down what I experience in that weird limbo state. It’s oddly relaxing and exhilarating all at the same time. It’s quite wonderful!


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The mysteries of life are astounding

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