This passage seems to go on
and on with Jacob naming each son and telling how
the past of each would be a reflection of the
future. But, in reality Jacob was forming the
twelve tribes of Israel. The nation is born.
Today is the
I am not focusing on the
birth of Israel in this lesson even though this is
an historical event. What I would like to mention
is - what we do today will become the past
What are you doing today and
how will it affect your future and the future of
those around you?
Something for all of us to
think about. This is why
the main point I'd like to present is about Judah.
Judah Received a Lion's
Share of the Blessing
Why was he promised so much
by Jacob's blessing? Wasn't
Judah the brother who sold Joseph into slavery?(
It may be that Judah was the
one brother who was changed so dramatically and was
truly concerned with his other brother Benjamin -
and his father when Joseph was putting him through
The Future Line of
Nevertheless, Judah was
blessed greatly by God and produced the line of
kings of Israel. And, the
Kings of Judah are the ancestors of David and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
God is the
These verses show how God can
work in all situations and bring about His glory,
even to the extent of knowing what the future will
bring. God knows our future too!
Love in Christ
If you have never made the
decision to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
here for the John 3:16 verse
and read the information.
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Old Testament from Genesis