The Seed and the God of the Millennia

“And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, ‘Our sister, you shall become like countless thousands and may your seed inhabit the gates of those who hate him.’” (Genesis 24:60)   “I will surely bless you and your seed will surely be great as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is… Read More

The Continual Blessing of God

“And it came to pass that Abraham was old, toward the end of his days, and Yahweh had continually blessed Abraham in everything.” (Genesis 24:1)   What a wonderful way in which for a life to be marked: “And Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things…” How often we feel as if God has withheld… Read More

Swearing an Oath

“And Abraham said, ‘I swear.’” (Genesis 21:24)   My mother always told me that it wasn’t nice to swear… Of course, she was talking about something a little different than what Abraham is doing at the moment. In this case, Abraham is taking an oath and promising an alliance between himself and Abimelek. Yet, doesn’t… Read More

A Proverb in a Song, part 14

“For his soul will bless his life, and he will praise you when you are good to yourself; he will enter into the generation of his fathers, he will not see light eternally.” (Psalm 49:19-20 {Psalm 49:18-19 in English Bibles})   Darkness.  Darkness was over the face of the deep before God revealed his Shekinah… Read More