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Nehemiah 7

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Genesis 24

The premise for this chapter is mildly confusing. Abraham seems to be wildly popular wherever he travels, in every land he visits, the people seem to love him. Yet despite all this love going on between different races, Abraham insists that Isaac’s bride be found among his own people. Why so against foreign women after getting along with everyone so well??? And to complicate matters further, Abraham doesn’t want Isaac to return to his own people. Yet he wants Isaac to marry one of them. It’s a bit confusing, don’t you think? Let me know if you have any solutions to that one. Continue reading

Genesis 18

Two pretty epic things happen in Genesis 18.

One is that Abraham takes fantastic care of three strangers he comes into contact with. I just love this, I think it’s a perfect example of how Jesus actually is present throughout the bible, even when not in person. If you want to know the answer to that perennial cheesy yet essential question “What would Jesus do?”, look at Abraham in this chapter right here :) Continue reading