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Genesis 26-30

March 3, 2012

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “Genesis 26-30”

  1. 26:21-22 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”

    Issac didn't stay and fight. He moved on and built another well and then another well. There is no point staying and figthing – unless God calls you to – usually best to move on and keep the peace.

  2. 26:21-22 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”

    Issac didn't stay and fight. He moved on and built another well and then another well. There is no point staying and figthing – unless God calls you to – usually best to move on and keep the peace.

  3. 27:36 Then he asked, “Haven’t you reserved any blessing for me?”

    Esau didn't get the blessing he expected. When we don't get the blessing we were expecting we need to press on in God anyway.

  4. 27:36 Then he asked, “Haven’t you reserved any blessing for me?”

    Esau didn't get the blessing he expected. When we don't get the blessing we were expecting we need to press on in God anyway.

  5. 28:8-9 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac; so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.

    It is kind of strange that Esau didn't realize that marrying Canaanites wives would be displeasing to his parents.

    Often we assume people know things that they actually don't.

  6. 28:8-9 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac; so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.

    It is kind of strange that Esau didn't realize that marrying Canaanites wives would be displeasing to his parents.

    Often we assume people know things that they actually don't.

  7. 29:35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the LORD.” So she named him Judah.

    Leah's first three sons were named to draw attention to her husband's lack of love for her. But now she has changed her focus to praising the Lord and it is from Judah's line that Jesus is born. Great things happen when we focus on God and his blessings.

  8. 29:35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the LORD.” So she named him Judah.

    Leah's first three sons were named to draw attention to her husband's lack of love for her. But now she has changed her focus to praising the Lord and it is from Judah's line that Jesus is born. Great things happen when we focus on God and his blessings.

  9. 30:27 But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you.”

    God decided to bless Jacob and those who came into contact with him were blessed also. That's how God's blessing works. Blessings are not meant to be stored but rather meant to flow through us to others.

  10. 30:27 But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you.”

    God decided to bless Jacob and those who came into contact with him were blessed also. That's how God's blessing works. Blessings are not meant to be stored but rather meant to flow through us to others.

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