Trumped Up Evidence and Truth

Trumped Up Evidence and Truth

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 17 Joseph’s brothers present Jacob with trumped up evidence of Joseph’s death—his shredded coat, dried blood, and bewildered faces. Jacob views all three and concludes that Joseph is dead. Jacob believes...
Redeeming Failures

Redeeming Failures

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 16 The last words Joseph hears before he is sold to a band of traders are from Leah’s son, Judah. It was Judah’s idea to sell Joseph to the Ishmaelite traders, “What profit is there if we kill our...
Management Training

Management Training

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 15 Joseph is the eleventh son in a large household, which must have taken some management to feed, clothe, and care for. Overseeing his father’s extensive flock absorbed all of his and his brothers’...
Family Dysfunction and Providence

Family Dysfunction and Providence

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 14  Joseph never had a chance with his brothers. When Jacob prepares to meet Esau, he places the maidservants and their children in front of his delegation (the most dangerous position) followed by Leah...
A Man of the World, A Man of His Appetites

A Man of the World, A Man of His Appetites

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 13  Esau reflects the prosperous man of the world. Esau is a man of the land–a man of the world. Esau takes wives for himself from among the Canaanites and builds a prosperous nation, the Edomites....
The Faith Test

The Faith Test

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 12  The natural man defaults to making decisions based on his sinful past and present circumstances. Jacob defaulted to both as he prepared to meet Esau after more than twenty years since he had stolen...
Schemers and God

Schemers and God

The One Year® Chronological Bible (Tyndale, 2013), January 11  The possessions of others attract those whose hearts are full of covetousness. Since day one, Jacob has desired Laban’s possessions: “And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his...
ADD: Affection Deficit Disorder

ADD: Affection Deficit Disorder

The One Year® Chronological Bible (Tyndale, 2013), January 10 A deep sadness envelops Leah and overshadows all that she does. She is unloved by Jacob and everyone knows it. Similarly, a deep sadness occurs, month in and month out, as barrenness hovers over Rachel’s...
Recognizing Deception

Recognizing Deception

The One Year® Chronological Daily Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 9 Isaac assumes he is about to die (although he lives for many more years) and promptly decides to bless his son Esau before his death. Rebekah overhears Isaac and Esau’s conversation and quickly...