Every human longs to go to their true home, the place they should have been born, but how do you get there? You have to leave the house of idols, deal with God, and deal with others.
Praise the Lord More Than His Gifts
Gifts are great as gifts, but can never replace the Giver. Throughout Genesis, God shows Himself to be the Giver of every good gift, but in this passage, we see the chaos that ensues when those gifts are used to replace Him.
God with us when others mess up our lives
God is with us when others mess up our lives and he is disciplining us, revealing our idols, and keeping his promises.
Hope for Hot Messes
God is with us when we ruin our lives (and we’ve all ruined our lives). Despite the fact that Jacob unleashes a maelstrom of destruction in his life and the lives of his loved ones, God remains faithful to him and promises His abiding presence with him.
God is with us when we mess up our lives
God is with us in the fatal root of our mess, the bitter consequences of our mess, and God is with us to the very end
God is With You by Sovereign Grace
God is with you by sovereign grace, therefore, you don’t have to be afraid, you don’t have to be impressive, and you don’t have to be manipulative.
God’s Sovereign Grace
With Abraham now dead, God is still with the next generation, though as the story progress we find his favor cannot be bought. It is administered by sovereign grace, a doctrine simultaneously offensive and comforting.
Trust God’s Providence With Your Future
Trusting God’s providence with your future doesn’t lead to passivity or anxiety, but to obedient responsibility and fervent prayer.
Trusting God With Your Future
As we conclude the section of Genesis focusing on Abraham and read of his death, we see he had a hope for the future beyond even his death that we too share with him.
Live for the Land God Promises
In Genesis 22 Abraham learned that he must trust the Lord with his promised son. In Genesis 23, Abraham learns to trust the Lord with his promised land. In this chapter we learn how to live for the eternal land that God promises.