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Genesis 41:56-57

Genesis 41:56–57 (ESV): "56 So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. 57 Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth." We all have a destiny to fulfill. From before th...
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Genesis 40:6-8

Genesis 40:6–8 (ESV): "6 When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled. 7 So he asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his master's house, "Why are your faces downcast today?" 8 They said to him, "We have had dreams, and there is no one to interpret them." And Joseph said to them, "Do not i...
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Genesis 39:2-4

Genesis 39:2–4 (ESV): "The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. 4 So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put ...
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Genesis 38:12-14

Genesis 38:12–14 (ESV): "12 In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua's daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13 And when Tamar was told, "Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep," 14 she took off her widow's garments and co...
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Genesis 37:21-24

Genesis 37:21–24 (ESV): "21 But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life." 22 And Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but do not lay a hand on him"—that he might rescue him out of their hand to restore him to his father. 23 So when Jose...
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Genesis 37:5

Genesis 37:5 (ESV): "5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more." God has long spoken to his people through dreams. He has revealed the destiny of some through dreams. Never let the negativity of others cause you to doubt what God has revealed no matter how it comes to you.  After Joseph had rec...
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Genesis 37:3-4

Genesis 37:3–4 (ESV): "3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him." Showing partiality and favoritism will ca...
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Genesis 33:1-4

Genesis 33:1–4 (ESV): "And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two female servants. 2 And he put the servants with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all. 3 He himself went ...
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Genesis 32:30-32

Genesis 32:30–32 (ESV): "30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered." 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, ...
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Genesis 32:1-2

Genesis 32:1–2 (ESV): "Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob saw them he said, "This is God's camp!" So he called the name of that place Mahanaim." Feelings are deceitful! They can easily trick us into thinking we are alone. God will never leave us or forsake us. He has put angelic hosts around and about us to ...
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Genesis 30:1-5

Genesis 30:1–5 (ESV): "When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I shall die!" 2 Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?" 3 Then she said, "Here is my servant Bilhah; go in to he...
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Genesis 29:34-35

Genesis 29:34–35 (ESV): "34 Again she conceived and bore a son, and said, "Now this time my husband will be attached to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore his name was called Levi. 35 And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, "This time I will praise the Lord." Therefore she called his name Judah. Then she ceased ...
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Genesis 28:16-19

Genesis 28:16–19 (ESV): 16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." 17 And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." 18 So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set i...
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Genesis 27:5-10

Genesis 27:5–10 (ESV): 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, 7 'Bring me game and prepare for me delicious food, that I may eat it and bless you before the Lord before I die.' 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice as I command you. 9 Go to the flock and bring me two good young goats, ...
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Genesis 26:8-9

Genesis 26:8–9 (ESV): 8 When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw Isaac laughing with Rebekah his wife. 9 So Abimelech called Isaac and said, "Behold, she is your wife. How then could you say, 'She is my sister'?" Isaac said to him, "Because I thought, 'Lest I die because of her.'...
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Genesis 25:31-34

Genesis 25:31–34 (ESV): "31 Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright now." 32 Esau said, "I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?" 33 Jacob said, "Swear to me now." So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Es...
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Genesis 25:20-22

Genesis 25:20–22 (ESV): "21 And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 The children struggled together within her, and she said, "If it is thus, why is this happening to me?" So she went to inquire of the Lord." How many times have you had need of ...
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Genesis 25:7-8

Genesis 25:7–8 (ESV): "7 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life, 175 years. 8 Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people." It's been said that a life is summed up by the dash on a tombstone. Settled between the birth date and the death date sits the dash. I...
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Genesis 24:12-14

Genesis 24:12–14 (ESV): 12 And he said, "O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 14 Let the young woman to whom I shall say, 'Please let down you...
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Genesis 22:1-2

Genesis 22:1–2 (ESV): After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am." 2 He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." Two questions...firstly, what is the strangest...
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