Day 24

Day 24 Reading – Genesis Chapters 35-37

So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.” So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem. Genesis 35:2-4 NIV

They Removed their ear rings as a symbol of the foreign gods they were leaving behind.

Remember this day.
Still to come is the moment that the descendants of Jacob will take there ear rings and forge for themselves a golden calf in opposition to God.

We really are people that live in cycles.

We learn from our past, but we also seem to be lost in repeating our mistakes.

Be thankful that although we have repeatedly failed God – God remains faithful in His pursuit of those who will call upon His Name.

Cast aside the things you have put before God.

And then in those moments when you fail and pick those things up again –
Remember God still loves you and call again upon His Name.

Day 25 Reading – Genesis Chapters 38-40


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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