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Daily Devotions – Abraham’s darkness amidst his light.

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Genesis 15:12-15 (NIV)
12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. 13 Then the Lord said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. 15 You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age.

 

Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Genesis today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life

 

Lord, I don’t need a special dream to know that there are challenges lurking in my future. It is comforting to know that You are already in the future and have a plan to bring me through them. As I face the challenges ahead, help me trust in you especially during the darkest and longest times. For you will be my guide, my shield, and my light. Amen