Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday, January 14th: Genesis 33-35; Matthew 10:1-20 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Genesis 33-35; Matthew 10:1-20

In our OT we see a partial reconciliation between the brothers, but clearly Jacob doesn't quite trust Esau's forgiveness and was still afraid of him, because even though he said he would follow him to Seir, instead Jacob settled near Succoth - which turned out to have disastrous consequences.

Jacob also demonstrated severely lacking parenting skills with the way he handled not only the situation with Dinah, but also his sons retaliation, and later, Rueben's act of complete disrespect (which possibly stemmed from the way Jacob mishandled the prior situation).

Thankfully God does not give up on us!

In our NT passage we see Jesus instructing His disciples to live and minister in such a way as to demonstrate that God's gift of grace is free! But He also warns that even when we live out that message of grace, there will always be those that reject it, sometimes violently.  But our job is to share the gospel, no matter people's response.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageGenesis 36-38, Matthew 10: 21-42

1 comment:

Jody said...

The story of Dinah always gets me and I never thought of it before from the perspective of a parenting fail! So true!!