Archive for September 2015
Every word in the Bible is in there because God wanted it there. (Kevin DeYoung, Taking God at His Word, 118)
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my wrestling and limping and weeping in prayer in my war room are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.” And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. (Genesis 47:9-10 Scott Nonstandard Version)
“It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior.” (Hebrews 7:7 ESV)
Often faith allows you to pass through evil and trials, because it is a far greater, more glorious, and more life-giving victory to pass through them than it is to have them removed (Hebrews 11). Jacob’s trials literally brought salvation to the whole world through Joseph (Genesis 41:57).