Genesis 46:3 – “Fear not to go down into Egypt.” Abraham went down into Egypt because there was a famine in Canaan (Genesis 12:10). But he lied about his wife there (Genesis 12:12), and likely picked up Hagar there whom he sinned with (Genesis 16:3). Ishmael did not take a wife of the believers, but of Egypt (Genesis 21:21). God forbade Isaac from going to Egypt (Genesis 26:2). Joseph was sold into Egypt (Genesis 37:28). Perhaps that’s why Jacob/Israel was scared to go back to Egypt. He had learned that before you go, seek God’s face, and God gave Israel wisdom.
Matthew 15:1-28 – Jesus accused the Scribes and Pharisees of sin but had mercy on the Gentile woman. God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5, James 4:6, Proverbs 3:34).
Psalm 19 – Patch the Pirate composed a great song based on this Psalm!
Psalm 19:7 – If you have time it’s worthwhile to do a quick search on the phrase “the Law of the Lord” in the Old Testament. And if you haven’t memorized Psalm 19:14 – that is a great verse to hide in your heart to keep your life pure!
Proverbs 4:18-19 – The path of the just is as the shining light … the way of the wicked is as darkness. A pretty clear contrast. Which path do you want to take?
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