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Exodus 23:29-30 – Claiming the Promised Land

Exodus 23:29-30 – I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the wild beasts multiply against you.  Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and possess the land. What is this text saying? After freeing Israel from … Continue reading

Exodus 3:4 – The Power of Rest

Exodus 3:4 – When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” What is this text saying? This verse is part of one of the best known stories in the Bible (partially due to the popularity of the … Continue reading

Genesis 35:10 – What’s in a name?

Genesis 35:10 – And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel.   What is this text saying? The younger grandson of Abraham and son of Issac was given the name Jacob at birth, a … Continue reading

Genesis 11:31 – Unfinished

Genesis 11:31 – Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there. What is this text saying? … Continue reading

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