BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 18, Day 5: Genesis 28:16-22

Summary of Genesis 28:16-22:

Jacob awakes the next day, declaring that this place is the house of God. He poured oil on top of the stone he was sleeping on and called the place Bethel, which means House of God. Jacob vows the Lord will be his God if God is with him and watches over him and gives him food and clothes so that he can return safely home. He declares he will give God a tenth as well.

BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 18, Day 5: Genesis 28:16-22

12) It’s as if Jacob finally realized that God is with him here. I don’t like how it seems like God will be God to Jacob only if God is with him and watches over him and gives him food and clothes so that he can return safely home. It seems like Jacob’s promise is conditional; whereas, God’s promises are not.

13) Every day.

14) Just to trust that I am where I need to be at this time in my life and doing what He wants me to do even though I’d like to be doing something else.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 18, Day 5: Genesis 28:16-22

I like how Jacob has completely changed after this encounter with God. So it is for Christians, but we need to hold onto that when life does get us down.

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End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 18, Day 5: Genesis 28:16-22

Fun Fact: Bethel is mentioned more times in the Old Testament than any other place except Jerusalem.

God grasps its significance to Jacob by calling himself the God of Bethel. (Genesis 31:13).

Other places we see Bethel in the Bible: (1 Kings 13:32Hosea 10:15Amos 4:4).

God is everywhere, not just one place.

You can translate this as “Since God is will be with me.” However, most Bible scholars believe if is accurate. Jacob is still not confident God will be with him, which is why he puts condition on God being His God. He had to see God do what he said he would before he would believe. Sadly, many are like this instead of just believing God. (Philippians 4:19) (Nahum 1:7).

Laban will help teach Jacob submission.

God did not back down from His promises despite Jacob’s response. He still is the God of Jacob (Exodus 3:6).

God’s promises were not good enough for Jacob. Are His promises good enough for you?

3 thoughts on “BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 18, Day 5: Genesis 28:16-22

  1. I truly enjoy creating my answers to the discussion questions and THEN checking in with you to see how we agree (or not). This week the discussion is about Lesson 13 (Genesis Chapter 20 and 21). So I have to scroll through your blog to find your input to Lesson 13. BUT you are already posting Lesson 18. I understand your exuberance for the study. BUT rather than being FIVE weeks ahead of BSF on your blog, take a break. I suggest creating a Word document each week with your blog narrative and then publishing that at a time closer to when BSF groups will be discussing that lesson. NOT A CRITICISM. Just a suggestion to plog along ONLINE with the rest of us.

    BTW – AtoZMom Rocks!!

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    1. Hey Dean! Good to hear from you! I hear you. However, some groups are ahead of ours such as those in Singapore who started ahead and may not take as long of a break. The other thing is many people are ahead of ME since all of the lessons are now posted, and I get requests to keep doing so. So, I post when I do them. You can always use the sidebar to search, too, so you don’t have to scroll. Good to hear from you and Happy New Year!

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