Tag Archives: deception

Promises, promises…

Read Joshua 21 Focus on verse 45 I have always found it interesting how we attempt to convince one another of our sincerity. When we use the word “honestly” or the phrase “to be totally honest” as a prefix to … Continue reading

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God Sees All…

Read Genesis 31 Focus on verse 32 Rachel may have been beautiful, but it seems she was also the daughter of her father Laban. She had likely observed how deceptively Laban had treated Jacob, and it would appear she was … Continue reading

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The Power of Love…

Read Genesis 29 Focus on verse 20-25 Seven years seemed but a few days because of his love for Rachel. Such is the power of love. Apparently it also blinded Jacob to the deceptive nature of his soon-to-be father-in-law Laban. … Continue reading

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Like Father Like Son…

Read Genesis 26 Focus on verse 7 There is a saying “the apple does not fall far from the tree” describing how sons inherit the likeness – and perhaps also some of the shortcomings – of their fathers. If I could … Continue reading

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Simplicity of Grace…

Read Genesis 20 Focus on verse 9 This is one of the times when according to my cultural understanding of right and wrong, I do not understand how God justifies Abraham in this situation. Abimelech takes Sarah as a wife, … Continue reading

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Faith building Failures…

Read Genesis 12 Focus on verse 11-13   It is not uncommon for us to make poor decisions when we find ourselves in frightening situations. Abram appears to be no different, but before we get too hard on him, consider … Continue reading

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Doubt…

Read 1 John 5 Focus on verse 13 Few things trip us up and cause us to fail as effectively as doubt. When we second guess ourselves and begin to believe the naysayers, we set ourselves up to fail. Sometimes … Continue reading

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