February Scripture Writing Plan:
Genesis, Part 7
This February we will be continuing our slow walk through Genesis. This has been a fascinating journey following creation, Noah, Abraham, and now Jacob. God continues to choose to work through very fallen men to bring about His will. This is so encouraging to us. We know we are sinners and often feel so sinful and powerless to be useful to God in His Kingdom. But these accounts tell us a different story.
The last few days of February we will step into the story of Joseph. Joseph is one of those characters that while he is still a sinful man, his integrity, devotion, and loyalty make us want to be more like him. His life is one of deepest despair and rejection to one of great honor and forgiveness. I cannot wait to continue the rest of his story in March.
Genesis, Part 7: Chapters 31-37
As a reminder, Genesis is written in the historical narrative style. This means that what is described in these pages of Scripture are to be taken as historical fact. This is not allegory, figurative, or poetic language.
Here are some articles and sites I wanted to recommend for this portion of our walk through Genesis:
- The Book of Beginnings: Genesis
- Geneva Study Bible: Genesis
- John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible: Genesis
- Matthew Henry Commentary: Genesis
- Chapters 27-36 (Jacob)
- Chapters 37-50 (Joseph)
- The Life of Jacob – Geoff Thomas
- The Life of Jacob – Dr. Sinclair Ferguson
- Laban Surrenders (Genesis 31:43-50) – Ligonier
- The Covenant at Mizpah (Genesis 31:43-55) – J. Ligon Duncan
- Mahanaim—or, Hosts Of Angels (Genesis 32:1-2) – Charles Spurgeon (June 20, 1880)
- The Fears of Jacob (Genesis 32:1-23) – J. Ligon Duncan
- Humility, the Friend of Prayer (Genesis 32:10) – Charles Spurgeon (June 22, 1884)
- Jacob’s Fear and Faith (Genesis 32:11-12) – Charles Spurgeon (February 8, 1903)
- Evening, April 18 (Genesis 32:12) – Charles Spurgeon
- The Master Key—Opening the Gate of Heaven (Genesis 32:12) – Charles Spurgeon (January 2, 1887)
- Jacob’s Gift (Genesis 32:13-21) – Ligonier
- The Fight of Your Life (Genesis 32:22-32) – David Felker
- A Stormy Walk-Clinging to God (Genesis 32:24-32) – J. Ligon Duncan
- From Jacob to Israel (Genesis 32:27-28) – Ligonier
- Power With God (Genesis 32:28) – Charles Spurgeon (March 8, 1906)
- “He Blessed Him There” (Genesis 32:29) – Charles Spurgeon (October 13, 1910)
- Jacob’s Deliverance (Genesis 32:29-32) – Ligonier
- Lord Teach Us To Pray: IV. Jacob-Wrestling (Genesis 32:30) – Alexander Whyte
- The Next Day (Genesis 33) – David Felker
- The Meeting of the Brothers (Genesis 33:1-20) – J. Ligon Duncan
- “I Have Enough” (Genesis 33:9, 11) – Charles Spurgeon (August 11, 1901)
- Jacob Settles in Shechem (Genesis 33:18-20) – Ligonier
- The Vengeance of the Sons of Jacob (Genesis 34:1-31) – J. Ligon Duncan
- Family Reformation—or, Jacob’s Second Visit to Bethel (Genesis 35:1) – Charles Spurgeon
- Jacob’s True Calling (Genesis 35:1) – Ligonier
- From Jacob to Israel (Genesis 35:1-9) – J. Ligon Duncan
- Jacob’s Vow Fulfilled (Genesis 35:13-15) – Ligonier
- Rachel’s Last Son (Genesis 35:16-21) – Ligonier
- Evening, March 8 (Genesis 35:18) – Charles Spurgeon
- The Book of Esau (Genesis 36:1-43) – J. Ligon Duncan
- Joseph’s Colorful Coat (Genesis 37:1-4) – Ligonier
- The Favorite (Genesis 37:1-17) – J. Ligon Duncan
- Joseph Goes to Dothan (Genesis 37:12-17) – Ligonier
- The Life of Joseph: The Dreamer – RC Sproul
- Jacob and Playing Favorites – Cameron Buettel
Scripture Writing Process for Genesis, Part 7
Read the passage provided each day. If the passage is long, feel free to choose one or two verses to write out and dig deeper into.
Use these questions to help guide you in your daily study:
- What does this passage say?
- What does this passage mean?
- What does this passage tell me about God’s character?
- How does viewing God in this way change the way I view myself?
- How should I respond to this truth?
You do not have to answer every one of these questions every day. Rather, use them as a guide to really dig into what the passage says so that you can properly interpret and apply God’s Word to your life. If you need additional help in mining the Word of God, please read this article on How to Study the Bible that goes into more depth on the inductive Bible study method we use in answering the above questions.
Finish your time in the Word by writing out a prayer thanking God for this teaching and asking Him to help you apply it to your life today.
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