January Scripture Writing Plan: Genesis, Part 6
This month’s Scripture writing plan will cover the beginning of the story of Jacob. We will see how he deceived his father, how he met his wives, the dysfunction that was his family, and his separation from his father-in-law.
While Jacob was a liar and was a part of a very dysfunctional family, he was still the man God chose to love. We may come from difficult family situations and we are all wretched sinners, but God chooses His elect not due to genetics, family trees, or any works or potential. He chooses His children as He wills.
This story of Jacob is encouraging to us knowing that while we fail God time and time again, He is faithful and unchanging.
Genesis, Part 6: Chapters 26-31
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
- Chapters 27-36 (Jacob)
- Geneva Study Bible: Genesis
- John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible: Genesis
- Matthew Henry Commentary: Genesis
- Abounding Grace to the Chief of Twisters (Genesis 27:1-34)
- A Blessing Stolen (Genesis 27:1-29)
- The Blessing of Esau (Genesis 27:30-46)
- The Departure of Jacob (Genesis 28:1-9)
- Sacred Space (Genesis 28:10-19)
- The Dream of Bethel (Genesis 28:10-12)
- When Heaven Came Down (Genesis 28:10-22)
- Love Story (Genesis 29:1-20)
- A Taste of His Own Medicine (Genesis 29:21-35)
- Is This Daytime TV or the Bible? Marrying the Right One! (Genesis 29:31-30:24)
- The Sons of Jacob (Genesis 30:1-24)
- The Prosperity of Jacob (Genesis 30:25-43)
- The Flight to Canaan (Genesis 31:1-21)
- Laban’s Pursuit (Genesis 31:22-42)
- “You Are Now the Blessed of the Lord” (Genesis 26:29)
- Warning and Encouragement (Genesis 27:38)
- Household Sin and Sorrow (Genesis 27:35)
- Jacob’s Waking Exclamation (Genesis 28:16)
- Four Choice Sentences (Genesis 28:15, 31:1, 5, 48:1)
- Evening, November 14 (Genesis 29:26)
- The God of Bethel (Genesis 31:13)
Scripture Writing Process for Genesis, Part 6
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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