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Jan 29, 2015

In yesterday's reading, Jacob arrived in Egypt with his family. Excluding more extended family, the whole group numbered 70 people at that time.

https://www.bible.com/bible/116/gen.47

We turn to Job 29, which is his 4th chapter of monologue. Today Job speaks of his former blessings.

Translation notes:

12 For I assisted the poor in their need

and the orphans who [needed/required] help.

18 “I thought, ‘Surely [my death will come after a good, long life//I will die surrounded by my family

after a long, good life] and I will be surrounded by my family.

24 When they were discouraged, I [had only to smile//smiled] at them.

My look of approval was precious to them.

https://www.bible.com/bible/116/job.29

Yesterday's reading in 1 Peter included the wonderful “Living

Stones” passage which includes much about our spiritual identity

because of our being joined to Christ, the Corner Stone.

Translation notes:

15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your

life. And if someone asks about [where you have placed your hope//your Christian hope], always be ready to explain [about Christ/it].

https://www.bible.com/bible/116/1pe.3