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The Beauty of God’s Plan | Season 2: Week 9

The Beauty of God’s Plan | Season 2: Week 9

Gen 37:1-40:23

During last week’s parsha, we looked intently into the life of Jacob. This week’s offering subsists as a natural overflow, finding its focus on the life of Jacob’s most favored son—Joseph. I was deeply impacted as I contemplated these consecutive portions, and was struck by the multiple parallels within the journeys of this father and son (particularly as it relates to the refinement of their character)…

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Seeing the Face of God | Season 2: Week 8

Seeing the Face of God | Season 2: Week 8

Gen 32:4-36:43

This week’s portion focuses on one of the patriarchs of our faith—Jacob.  The story of his life is portrayed throughout many chapters of the book of Genesis.  He first appears in a previous Torah portion (Parashat Toldot || Genesis 25:19 – 28:9) when Rebecca is pregnant and feels Jacob and his twin brother, Esau, struggling with each other in utero.  It is helpful for us to recount some of the early events of Jacob’s life as we setup this week’s musings. 

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The Life of Sarah & A Wife for Isaac

The Life of Sarah & A Wife for Isaac

Genesis 23:1 – 25:18
The portion of scripture we’re exploring this week is Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18). We begin this section with the record of Sarah’s death at 127 years old. It seems ironic for the portion of Torah known as “The Life of Sarah” to begin with her death announcement, but, as the next several chapters unfold, we see the essence of Sarah and her legacy displayed clearly for all to see…

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Lehk Lehka (You Go)

Genesis 12:1-17:27
This week’s reading brings us to some very important verses, which hold some of the most important, foundational principles in all of Scripture. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most misquoted and misunderstood verses in Scripture, often taken out of context and misapplied. But we must understand how relevant they still are to us today, especially when understood in their proper context…

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Noah

Noah

Genesis 6:9 – 11:32
This week’s Scripture portion is “Noah”. Noah is one of my favorite men in the Bible. He is described as, “…a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.” Genesis 6:9b What I admire most about Noah is his commitment to honoring God regardless of the cost. His righteousness was a result of his faith in God, which he then put into action…

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