Daily Devotionals

The Providence of God

July 27, 2015 The famine Joseph said would come, came with a vengeance. It stretched all the way into the land of Canaan where Jacob and his sons were living. Jacob sent all his sons except Benjamin to Egypt to buy grain for food. Since Joseph was in charge they were brought before Joseph but did not recognize ...

Solvable Problems

July 26, 2015 Two years after the butler was released from prison the king had two dreams but no one could interpret them. The butler remembered Joseph and told the king he knew someone who could tell him the meaning of his dreams. Beginning in Genesis 41:9 we read, “Then the chief cupbearer spoke ...

Forgotten Kindness

July 25, 2015 “Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt. 2Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker. 3So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of ...

Tough Lessons

July 24, 2015 “Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put ...

And the Lord Was With Him

July 23, 2015 Jacob loved Joseph more than his other sons because he was born to him in his old age by his beloved wife Rachel. Joseph’s brothers hated him even more when their father made a coat of many colors and with long sleeves and gave it to Joseph. Their hatred for Joseph grew even greater as ...

Wrestling with God

July 22, 2015 “Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob’s thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him. 26Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But ...

True Love

July 21, 2015 “Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17And Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face. 18Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” ...

Trusting God to Provide

July 20, 2015 “Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the sons of the east. 2He looked, and saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth ...

Finding God’s Presence

July 19, 2015 Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place. 12He had a dream, and behold, a ladder ...

Living in a Strange Land

July 18, 2015 So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. 2″Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother. 3″May God ...