More blessing …

At the time of Joseph's birth, Rachel said, "May the Lord give me another son" (Genesis 30:24). Blessing creates an increased desire for more blessing. When the Lord blesses us, does it make us want to know more and more of his blessing?

Something different …

"Judah" - "This time, I will  praise the Lord" (Genesis 29:35). Before Judah was born, his mother, Leah, had three other sons, Reuben, Simeon and Levi. At the time of the first three births, Leah speaks about being unloved. She hopes that her husband will love her. "When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled …

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Expect the unexpected!

'When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”' (Genesis 28:16-17). Grace comes so unexpectedly! Jacob was just looking for a good night's sleep - but …

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God’s work makes good progress when God’s people receive strength from God’s Word.

Ezra 6:1-7:28 God’s work makes good progress when God’s people receive strength from God’s Word. Haggai and Zechariah were faithful in preaching God’s Word to the people. Their preaching ministry was very important. It was just what the builders needed. It inspired them to keep working. God’s House was rebuilt and God’s people rejoiced (6:14-16). …

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