January 11 – Who Was Abraham’s Second Wife?

January 11
Genesis 24:52-26:16
Matthew 8:18-34
Psalm 10:1-15
Proverbs 3:7-8

Congratulations on hanging in there – we’re 1/3 of the way through January. Don’t let Scripture reading become a duty, however. You can browse a list we put together of some of the blessings of reading Scripture; please share with us if you’ve found some we missed!

Genesis 25 is a Bible trivia bonus question – most Christians don’t know the name of Abraham’s second wife.

Genesis 25:21 – Interesting that two generations of patriarchs in a row had trouble conceiving a child.

Genesis 25:34 – We see the “mess of pottage” (a phrase that has been used by many over the years – including Karl Marx!).

Matthew 8:18-22 – I heard a message on this passage entitled “A Question of Commitment.” Following Jesus is greater than any comfort and any relationship you may have.

Photo from author’s hotel room of the Sea of Galilee

Matthew 8:23-27 – Jesus has power over nature, and in Matthew 8:28-33 Jesus has power over demons. Instead of seeking deliverance, however, we read about a city that “besought him that he would depart.”

Psalm 12:12 – What kind of person will God not forget?

Proverbs 3:7 – How close can we get to evil?

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