Remember, in His Word, God has:

  • Something to see – what does the text say
  • Something to understand – what does it mean
  • Something to apply – what does it mean to me
  • Something to praise – for what are you thankful?

This Week’s Reading Plans:

1) Through the Bible

Day 1: Gen 47-48Day 4: Ex 3-4
Day 2: Gen 49-50Day 5: Ex 5-6
Day 3: Exodus 1-2Day 6: Ex 7-8

2) Key Passages

This week’s devotional theme is judgment. The Sunday sermon text is expected to be Genesis 11-12. We prefer mercy over judgment in our lives, but both mercy and judgment are necessary characteristics that flow from a God who is love. As is often the case the bible brings together these elements side by side. In Genesis 3 we see both curse and promise. Following the judgment of ch 11 we get the call of (and promise to) Abram, the father of faith!

Day 1: Gen 11:1-9Day 4: Gen 12:4-9
Day 2: Gen 11:27-32Day 5: Romans 4:13-17
Day 3: Gen 12:1-3Day 6: Rom 5:1-5

3) Key Verses

Day 1: Gen 11:1-2Day 4: Gen 11:8-9
Day 2: Gen 11:4-5Day 5: Gen 12:1-2
Day 3: Gen 11:6-7Day 6: Romans 4:13;16

4) Pre-readers (in the translation of your choice; quoted below from the NLT)

Gen 12:2

“I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.”