Tag Archive: Genesis

Here’s a good introduction to Genesis from Wayne Ferguson over at Theology For Breakfast on YouTube.

Introduction to Genesis

Sometimes I read something in the Bible, and it doesn’t make sense. It’s not that I don’t understand the words used or anything like that. Although when I read the King James Bible, I will sometimes run into words, and structures that leave me fumbling for comprehension. This is why I’m so thankful for digital Bible applications that support multiple translations! When I’m studying the Bible and I don’t want to jump out of the text and read what commentators have said, I can compare the same verse in multiple translations. Of course, if you’re studying the Bible in printed format, those options are a little bit more limited, but they are still out there. I read and study the Bible now exclusively in digital, but I still have five or six different printed translations available. However, in comparison to what’s available digitally, that’s nothing.

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Anyone who thinks the Bible doesn’t have any drama has never read Genesis 38. In this chapter, we have lies, deceit, incest, prostitution, idolatry, and hope. A likely group of bedfellows except for hope, I suppose. Yet, for all of the events in this chapter, there’s a lot we can learn from it about God’s grace and mercy.

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I really hate making mistakes. I’m sure that there aren’t very many people who like messing up. However, I know that I’m going to make mistakes in my life. It’s part of being human. I suppose the most important part about making mistakes is learning from them. This can be hard to do if we spend a lot of time regretting the mistakes we make. Before I was saved, I think I hated the mistakes I made because I thought I looked stupid and my pride couldn’t handle it. I suppose the way we view mistakes in ourselves reflects how we see them in other people. As a Christian, I’m thankful for the grace of God that allows me to make mistakes and move on from them. 

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