Promises Kept

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Today's reading: Genesis 36:1-43

Although Genesis 36 may not be the most exciting chapter to read in the storyline of Isaac, Jacob, and Esau, it is an important one because it displays a faithful God who keeps His promises. We've seen God's faithfulness to Jacob over the past few weeks, and now when we reach Genesis 36, we see that God has been faithful to Esau too.

The detailed information given to us about Esau's family and descendants highlights the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham in Genesis 17:5-6:

"For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations."

It also fulfills God's words to Rebekah in Genesis 25:23 after she asked Him why her twin babies were struggling inside of her:

"Two nations are in your womb, and two people from within you shall be divided."

Lastly, Genesis 36 shows the fulfillment of Isaac's words to Esau in Genesis 27:39-40 shortly after Jacob had stolen Esau's blessing:

"Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: 'Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be, and away from the dew of heaven on high. By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother; but when you grow restless you shall break his yoke from your neck.'"

How does knowing that God keeps His promises encourage you today? How does it impact your thinking about God and His Word? What's one example of how God has been faithful to you? Tami

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Great lesson to encouraging us all and to be reminded of God's faithfulness to His promise although they,we and I do not always stay faithful to Him or our promises to Him.

I was encouraged and reminded that God is faithful to His promise as we read the lesson today and many other Bible passages do we see God's faithfulness to His promises. Even though we do not FEEL God's faithfulness we know He is faithful.We have the hope that God was true to His promises in the past and we can be assured that He is true and will be faithful in the present and future.

God's promise of salvation to all and to me personally and to know that He has forgiven me my sins when I confess to Him my sins and He gives me comfort knowing He is always with me.

Salvation and forgiveness of sin are two examples of God's keeping His promises and His faithfulness to me. He hears and answers my prayers too.

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