We are closing in on the last chapters of both Genesis and Job. Think about where we have traveled. The God Story gives the best understanding of our human origins that can be found anywhere in historic world literature.
The conflict between Jacob and Esau is classic. Shared familiar history. Distinct differences since birth. Divergent standards. Contrasting relationships with mom and dad. Alienation. Eventual restoration. Epic.
Most beauty comes from adversity. It is not about personal perfection. It is about our ability to adapt. It is about our ability to forgive.
Job’s friends are just about finished talking. All of their words pave the way for Job’s epic encounter with God. Job has suffered. He has cried out. He has processed the words of his friends. And now he will face his Creator one on one. Even more epic. Epic-er even.
Enjoy the read – good stuff coming up!
THE ROAD AHEAD
February Week #3: Genesis 37-42 and Job 32-37
February Week #4: Genesis 43-50 and Job 38-42
March Week #1: Exodus 1-14 and Leviticus 1-5
March Week #2: Exodus 15-24 and Leviticus 6-11
March Week #3: Exodus 25-31 and Leviticus 12-19
March Week #4: Exodus 32-40 and Leviticus 20-27