Daily Encouragement

January 13 – The 6th “Thou Shalt Not”

January 13
Genesis 28:1-29:35
Matthew 9:18-38
Psalm 11:1-7
Proverbs 3:11-12

Genesis 28:1 is the 6th “Thou Shalt Not” of the Bible. Even though Jacob had deceived his father horribly yesterday, his father blessed him again and charges him – stay separate from unbelievers. By the way, if your first two wives don’t please your parents – the answer is not what Esau did in Genesis 28:8-9!

Jacob’s Ladder, as in Genesis 28:12; illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible; illustrated by Gerard Hoet (1648-1733) and others, and published by P. de Hondt in The Hague; image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries

Genesis 28:19 Bethel is the same place where the Lord appeared unto Abraham (Genesis 12:8).

Matthew 9:28 – The blind men who heard about Jesus had more faith than the disciples who lived with Jesus!

Matthew 9:38 – Is God calling you to be a labourer in His harvest?

Psalm 11:4 is an amazing combination of the transcendence of God and the immanence of God. He is high above us, yet His eyes behold us.

Proverbs 3:12 – What does faith look like? Yesterday it was giving when you don’t know how much you will get. Today it’s accepting when you don’t want to receive. Later in Proverbs 13:1 and 15:5, Solomon tells us that how we respond is a sign of what type of person we are – wise & prudent, or a scorning fool.

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