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January 11 - Today's Readings - Genesis 31-33 and Psalms 11 How can we read these chapters without being captivated by the account of Jacob's “wrestle” with God. We hardly ever speak of him without including this important encounter. His meetings with God up to this point had been few and only in spiritual dreams. Genesis 32: 9-12 reads; “Then Jacob prayed, ‘O God of my father Abraham, God of Continue Reading

Attack

July 11 - Today's Readings - Isaiah 34-36 and Psalms 11 Isaiah 36 is the beginning of a fascinating account of an attack and siege on Jerusalem by the Assyrian king (Sennacherib) and his field commander – their target was not just the city of Jerusalem but the entire region of Judea. The other cities of Judah had already fallen and only Jerusalem was left to fend off this attack. Here is where Continue Reading