Today I received a parcel in the mail. One that has been a long time coming: The First Edition of Bibliotheca
Spurgeon this morning focussed me on Exodus 14:13 which says
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
This mornings Spurgeon reading was Jeremiah 3:14 which says
Return, you faithless children”—this is the LORD’s declaration—“for I am your master, and I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. HCSB
Passage: Exodus 1:1-2:25
So this is the start of the next epic in the bible, the story of Moses.
Passage: Genesis 45:1-46:7
In the reading today we see the final unravelling of what we’ve been building and building up for pretty much the whole week: the revelation that Joseph is still alive to his brothers, his father and the rest of his family.
Passage: Genesis 43:1-44:34
We see Jacob’s family sitting back and avoiding the confrontation with Joseph and Egypt during the famine until they run out of grain. Then they needed to face the music and return to Egypt, this time, reluctantly, with Benjamin, Jacob’s youngest and now favourite son, after Joseph.
The whole reading seems like a little bit of nothing, full of mind games…
Passage: Genesis 42:1-38
Here we see the ‘reunion‘ of Joseph with his brothers, though they don’t know it, not recognising Joseph. It is a fulfilment of Joseph’s first dream as they bow down to him..
Passage: Genesis 39:1-41:57
Here we see Joseph’s rise, fall and rise again as he ends up in Egypt.
Passage: Genesis 37:1-36
Today’s passage is the beginning of the story of Joseph, the youngest and favoured son of Jacob, envied by his 11 brothers, and (it is implied that he is) favoured by God.
Passage: Genesis 21:1-22:19
The reading today seems to consist of 2 important parts with an arbitrary bit in the middle, though there’s no arbitrary parts in the bible, it seems that we because we don’t understand it properly….