From Pastor Perry

02/18/2017 Gen 35:9-15

Genesis 35:9–15 (ESV)

God Blesses and Renames Jacob

God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. 10 And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel. 11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body. 12 The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you, and I will give the land to your offspring after you.” 13 Then God went up from him in the place where he had spoken with him. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it and poured oil on it. 15 So Jacob called the name of the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.

 

There was little mention of God in ch 34. Now, He again takes center stage, and Jacob responds. Jacob gets rid of the false gods. He journeys to Bethel, the “house of God.” He again hears God’s promises. He worships. Where God’s people assemble around Word and Sacrament, God Himself is present to forgive those who repent.

 

 

I pray:  “My soul, now praise your Maker! Let all within me bless His name Who makes you full partaker of mercies more than you dare claim.” Amen. 

 

 

Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 70). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

Write a new comment: (Click here)

SimpleSite.com
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

27.05 | 16:27

Pastor: on my e mails, a note said that you were trying to contact me. Now,
I am having trouble reaching you. Was it important? In Christ, daisy

...
10.02 | 08:33

Look at the Words say they "fell away". The had it, but lost it. Just like the Bible says your name can be blotted out of the Book of Life.

...
10.02 | 08:25

Welcome, I know I wanted .com or .org, but both were in use at the time.I started this as an experiment and it took off. I hope your site will serve the Lord.

...
10.02 | 03:32

I have just begun to start a blog called christTalk as well. Mine is a .com site. I was checking to see if my site was up and this is how i come to find yours.

...
You liked this page