Week 3: September 28-October 3
GodSpeak readings for each day are listed below. Click the link to read the section and/or listen online. A discussion question is listed below for you to use in your GodSpeak group session or for discussion with others who are reading along.
Monday, Sep 28 Genesis 23-24 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
1. As Abraham directed his servant to go back to the land of his relatives to find a wife for his son Isaac, Abraham described the LORD, the God of heaven, as the one “who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying ‘to your offspring I will give this land’” (Genesis 24:7). With what words might God’s people today describe God according to what He has done for us in Christ Jesus?
Tuesday, Sep 29 Genesis 25-26 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
2. The unbelieving Philistine king Abimelech told Isaac, “Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us” (Genesis 26:16) How might Abimelech’s words have been a blessing for Isaac and his family? See 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
Wednesday, Sep 30 Genesis 27-28 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
3. After awakening from the dream in which Jacob saw the stairway to heaven with angels ascending and descending upon it, he said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it. How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven” (Genesis 28:16-17). Where or on what occasion have you been moved to emotions similar to those expressed by Jacob in these verses?
Thursday, Oct 1 Genesis 29-30 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
4. “Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her” (Genesis 29:18). Compare Jacob’s love for Rachel with the love Christ demonstrates for His church (Ephesians 5:25-32).
Friday, Oct 2 Genesis 31-33 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
5. Genesis 32:24-32 describes Jacob’s persistence. He wrestled with God who appeared in the form of a man, refusing to stop wrestling with Him until God blessed him. Jacob’s persistence paid off (verse 29). What needs or concerns continually occupy your prayer life? How might the result God worked in Jacob’s experience encourage you?
Saturday, Oct 3 Genesis 34-35 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
6. According to Genesis 35:1-4, how did Jacob and his family prepare for worship? What contemporary counterparts to their action might we identify in our preparation for worship?
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