Day 4: Genesis 10-12
Descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth; Family of Terah, Abram, Sari,
*Just like Abram, when you lie, your problems stack up.
*We tend to think of the Bible people as larger than life. We put them on a pedestal and imagine they are more than we could ever be. Truth is, they sinned just like us. Abram gave Sarai to the king because he was scared he would be killed. It shows that godly people can have a moment of weakness and we aren’t too ‘bad’ for God if we do. That said, we need to try our best to be ‘good’ and do the right thing. If we don’t (and we won’t always), we need to pray and ask God’s forgiveness.
Verses that Jumped Out at Me:
Entire ch. 11—Story of
translators and everything, we are close to living in a world that doesn’t have
any speech barriers again. Wonder what will happen then? Babel
11:4—What are the ‘towers’ in your life? What things do you think are greater than God?
11:31—God told Abram and his family to go to Canaan, but they stopped in
for a number of years. Sometimes, God
puts transitions in our lives, and we don’t want to see them as a good thing. Sometimes
we aren’t ready for everything we are supposed to have… sometimes we need to
learn a lesson or two before we get to the finish line. It’s hard and we
question it a lot, but like Abram, we need to make the most of it, but don’t
forget the finish line. We will get there eventually (in God’s time) Haran
12:2—Don’t let being comfortable keep you from doing what God wants. This is a hard one. Abram had a good live in
and no one would have blamed him for staying—no one but God who had told him to
leave. What a hard thing to do! We all fall into a comfort zone whether we know
it or not. Anything outside of that comfort zone is scary. We like to think we
can plan ahead and know what will come next, but in reality, we have no clue.
If God is telling us to do something, we need to at least consider it
(actually, we need to do it, but I’m struggling with it right now and I can’t
say ‘you have to do it’ when I’m working through it myself ;) ). We SHOULD go
in faith and know it’ll be okay. Pray about it (I know I will) Haran
12:8—Introduction of the city of
Judges/Joshua are 2 of my favorite books. Ai plays an important part in one of
my favorite bible stories (foreshadowing) Ai
Who was Nimrod?
Has God told you to ‘move’ or do something totally outside of your comfort zone? How did that work out for you? Is it something He’s dealing with you about now?
Tomorrow’s Reading: Genesis 13-15
*To find the reading plan I’m doing, click on the “Our
Plan for 2013” tab. You don’t have to use the same plan I am for this year. You
don’t even have to leave a comment or check in, though I’d appreciate
it—especially if you want to answer the question. Reading