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April 16 - Congratulations On Finishing NT

April 16, 2024

Congratulations on finishing the New Testament Reading! We will begin the Old Testament next week. In the mean time, I want to ask you to text me at 205-541-6404 to let me know if you are watching the video, listening to the podcast, or just reading the text we are covering each day. This will help me know how to proceed with our daily recordings. If you have fallen behind, use the next week to catch up. I will post some videos in the mean time sharing some of my favoring verses, and sharing a few minutes of commentary on those verses. I look forward to reading through the Old Testament with you.

Day 29 - Read Genesis 49-50

May 22, 2024 • Genesis 49—50

Jacob called his sons to his side and gave each a blessing. He said Joseph would be set apart as the great descendant of Jacob. He commanded his sons to bury him where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, and Leah were buried in Canaan. He laid back into the bed and died. Joseph received permission from Pharaoh to take his father to Canaan as he promised his father. Joseph, his brothers, and many servants and elders went to bury and mourn Jacob. Joseph’s brothers were concerned Joseph would seek revenge for their evil deeds. He comforted them and explained how God used their evil deeds to save many. Joseph lived to be 110.

Day 28 - Read Genesis 48

May 21, 2024 • Genesis 48

Jacob told Joseph of God’s blessings in giving him many descendants and land. Joseph took his sons to Jacob, and he blessed them. Jacob placed his right hand on Ephraim, and Joseph attempted to change his father’s hands because Manasseh was the first born. Jacob told Joseph that both sons would be great, but the younger son would be blessed beyond the older son. Jacob told Joseph that God would be with him and would take him again to the land of his fathers. He promised land to Joseph that he took from the Amorites in war.

Day 27 - Read Genesis 46-47

May 20, 2024 • Genesis 46—47

Jacob (Israel) left Canaan with all his household and journeyed to Egypt. He offered sacrifices to God in Beersheba. God spoke to Jacob in a dream and reminded him of the promise He made to Jacob. God told Jacob that He would bring his people back to the land He promised. Pharaoh told Joseph to offer his family the best land in Goshen to tend their flocks. Jacob gave Pharaoh a blessing. The people of Egypt and Canaan gave all their money, their livestock, and their land for food during the famine. They eventually offered themselves in servitude to Pharaoh for food. The priests were the only exception because they were provided a portion of food from Pharaoh. Jacob made Joseph promise to bury him outside of Egypt with his fathers.