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Genesis 21

This is a pretty interesting chapter! The Philistines appear here. It’s perhaps strange to think that they existed before Israel when we’re used to thinking of them as if their sole purpose in life was to frustrate the Israelites and own a giant. But no, they were around much longer than that!

Also, Sarah has a baby. Abraham was 100 so this was quite an achievement! Certainly the provision of God. There’s no doubt that our God is a God of miracles! :) There’s a feast and all is going well. Continue reading

Genesis 12 – Introducing Abraham!

Here begins the history of Israel. In the twelfth chapter of a book that has over a thousand chapters, proving that despite the lengthiness of the good book, God doesn’t bandy about with words. Here we are at chapter twelve, so much has already happened and now Abraham comes along!

Now in chapter twelve of Genesis, there are some strange goings on involving Abraham pretending that his wife is actually his sister, getting them into a bit of a pickle with Pharaoh, but before that something of mega importance happens! Continue reading