Reading the Bible Together – Day 31

DAY 31

A.M. Reading: Genesis 29

Genesis Questions Worth Pondering:

As you recall, Jacob had fled from his family after the deception in which he took his brother’s blessing. He now comes to the land of his relatives.

Describe his meeting of Rachel.

How is he received by Laban?

How does Jacob respond when Laban asks what Jacob would like as wages for his service? Why?

Recalling that Jacob had deceived his father, now we see that Jacob is deceived.

How does Laban deceive Jacob?

How does Jacob get Rachel, whom he loves, as his wife?

Children begin to be born to Jacob, sons who will eventually be known as the 12 tribes of Israel.

List the first four sons and their mother.

What is Rachel’s situation?

We will see the story continue.

P.M. Reading: John 16

John Questions Worth Pondering:

Recall that Jesus is preparing His disciples for His departure. He has told them that the world will hate them.

What does He now say will happen to them?

Why will these things happen?

Why is it to their advantage that Jesus goes away?

What do you learn about the Holy Spirit?

Add to your list.

Very important – what is the Holy Spirit called in verse 13?

What does He guide into?

Whose authority does He speak from?

Who does He glorify?

“Think” questions: How do these truths help one discern what things are of the Holy Spirit and those that are not? How can we see perfect agreement between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? Will they ever say things contrary to one another? Why or why not?

The disciples do not know of the coming resurrection of Jesus.

How is He explaining His death and resurrection?

As He has declared so many times, where did Jesus come from?

Where is He going?

What does Jesus explain, once again, about prayer?

However, what does He say about their scattering?

In spite of all these things and the tribulation in this world, what may we find in Jesus?

A “think” question: How do the truths that Jesus taught His disciples as He prepared them for what was to come also prepare us to face the tribulations of today?

May the Word of Christ dwell richly within!

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