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Genesis 46:1-47:31

What I have learned in today’s reading is this, God can come along, change my name after I wrestle with Him, and prevail; however, afterwards, I may act like a “Jacob” but He, God, will still call me Israel. God is a God of His Word even though I may not be a woman of my word.

SO ISRAEL made his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba [a place hallowed by sacred memories] and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. [Gen. 21:33; 26:23-25.] And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night, and said, Jacob! Jacob! And he said, Here am I. And He said, I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will there make of you a great nation.
(Genesis 46:1-3 AMP)

I can be given a promise and after having waited and waited for it to be fulfilled, afraid that I will die before I see it happen, God will always come back to confirm His Word while He comforts me with these words, “Do not be afraid” (46:3). God will fulfill His promises in the environment He has chosen and in the “nation” He decides.

Amen, God never changes..same today, yesterday and forever more!!

It's like an awakening came over Jacob when he learned Joseph was alive-he finally honored God again with sacrifices on way to meet up with Joseph.

What I always thought was strange, is how Jacob catered to Benjamin and still treated him like a babe. All pictures drawn show him as an infant or very younge adolescent. However, he had 10 children that went to Egypt with him. Joseph was 17 when sold into slavery-there 11 years, prison 2-3 years, then he was 30 and was given job and responsibility of being a governor of all of Egypt and there were 7 years of plenty throughout all lands, then 7 years of famine, harsh famine. 2 years in to that famine, his father and family came to live in Goshen so he could support them. Joseph was about 40 by then. , his brother I feel was only 2-5 years younger, I don't know -however I know it was more of a closeness thing because that was a child of Jacob's great love-Rachel

I loved how God spoke to Jacob and reassured him that everything would be alright-and even though Jacob acted like he was on his death bed -he lived to be 147-17 years after moving to Egypt.

Matt 15;1-28

Those Pharisees sure use the "our" tradition alot-instead of the Lord God's mandates and laws.
Jesus gave it back to them and then some about(violating direct commands of God). They cancel the Word of God for the sake of their own traditions.

Wow! Good teachings today! v.11 "It's not what goes into your mouth that defiles you, you are defiled by the Word's that come out of your mouth."

Lord, by hearing the Words you said and talking about dirty hands don't defile you-makes me think of the action of mankind today. We are putting such emphasis on hand washing, what goes in our nose and mouth(wearing masks, social distancing) COVID, etc.. that we are refusing to see real picture Jesus portrays-what goes into our heart-the laws passed, beliefs contradictory to the Bible and God's mandate-They are passing man's laws instead of Gods.

Ps 19: 1-14

The heavens and the skies speak and evangelize to us-the sun nothing can hide from it-

we need to listen to the Lord and His instrucitons.

Prov 4:14-19 Walk away from evil! period..


Psalm 19:14 (MSG) These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-My-Altar.

Psalm 19:14 (WYC) And the speeches of my mouth shall be such, that they please; and the thinking of mine heart is ever[more] in thy sight. Lord, mine helper; and mine again-buyer. (May the words out of my mouth be such, that they please thee; and may the thinking of my heart be acceptable before thee forevermore, O Lord; my helper, and my redeemer.)

Mattew Henry Commentary
Psalm 19: Verses 11-14 God's word warns the wicked not to go on in his wicked way, and warns the righteous not to turn from his good way. There is a reward, not only after keeping, but in keeping God's commandments. Religion makes our comforts sweet, and our crosses easy, life truly valuable, and death itself truly desirable. David not only desired to be pardoned and cleansed from the sins he had discovered and confessed, but from those he had forgotten or overlooked. All discoveries of sin made to us by the law, should drive us to the throne of grace, there to pray. His dependence was the same with that of every Christian who says, Surely in the Lord Jesus have I righteousness and strength. No prayer can be acceptable before God which is not offered in the strength of our Redeemer or Divine Kinsman, through Him who took our nature upon him, that he might redeem us unto God, and restore the long-lost inheritance. May our hearts be much affected with the excellence of the word of God; and much affected with the evil of sin, and the danger we are in of it, and the danger we are in by it

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