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Jan 11, 2022

GENESIS 20-21:
In chapter 19 of Genesis we heard what happened to Lot and his daughters after being saved from Sodom. The sons of Lot’s daughters became the ancestors of the Moabite and Ammonite races who were always at war with God’s people.

JOB 11:
In chapter 10, Job accused God,

Job 10:13 GNT But now I know that all that time [since birth]
you were secretly planning to harm me.
14 You were watching to see if I would sin,
so that you could refuse to forgive me.
15 As soon as I sin, I'm in trouble with you,
but when I do right, I get no credit.
I am miserable and covered with shame.

MARK 7:

In yesterday's reading in Mark 6 Jesus fed 5,000+ and walked on water.

In today’s reading, I would like to challenge each of my listeners to dig deeper to find a spiritual gem behind Jesus’ seemingly harsh and impolite first answer to the Syro-Phoenician woman. I encourage you to ask what right anyone (and especially any Gentile) would have to come to Jesus and ask for a miracle. With that question in mind, I encourage you to read all of Ephesians chapter 2.

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NLT Translation notes:
Gen. 20:17 But God heard the boy crying, and [an//the] angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.

26 “This is the first I’ve heard of it,” Abimelech answered. “I have no idea who is responsible. You [0/have] never complained about this before.”

 

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