Well, we made it. I usually just do one post for Lesson 30 since they are all personal questions. Plus, since I just lost my cat, I’m having a really hard time doing anything right now.
For me, I was impacted by how God can do anything he wants, from choosing who he wants to his punishments and consequences of sin. Unsure of his will for me. I just keep plugging along, hoping it is God’s will.
I always have loved Joseph. He faced so many challenges and struggles in his life, yet God had a plan to save the world (and us) through him. It’s one of the most hopeful stories in the Bible. If you can believe that God has a plan for your life and everything works together for your good, then life will be infintely easier.
I hate these questions. I don’t know. I always hope I’m a better person, but it’s truly hard to see that in my life.
Same as Day 3. I’m truly uncertain.
Keep on shining God’s light as best as I can as a flawed human. That’s all I can do.
Summary of passage: Jacob gave each son the appropriate blessing. He requests to be buried in the same tomb as Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, and Leah. Then he died.
13) He requests to be buried in the Promised Land where God brought him and his people.
14) Acts 20:35: Through hard work and helping the weak and giving you will be blessed.
Romans 4:7-8: Must have faith in Jesus Christ to be blessed and have all sins forgiven and not counted against him.
Ephesians 1:3: Believe in Christ and you will be blessed with every spiritual blessing
Titus 2:13: If we say not to ungodliness and worldly passions and live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives and wait on Jesus then we will be redeemed from all wickedness and purified. [Please read the entire sentence and not just the middle as suggested by BSF–verses 12-14 for a deeper meaning].
James 1:12: “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he had stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”
1 Peter 3:9: “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
Revelation 1:3: “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it.” I would expand this to say blessed are those who live by God’s word and instill it in your heart for all time.
Conclusions: Not sure why this passage is singled out as significant except for maybe question 13 which to me is intuitive. Will continue to believe this lesson was too drawn out as exhibited by question 14, which had nothing to do with Jacob’s death.
James 1:12 is a great memory verse. My goal for the week!