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“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” I John 3:1-2 First John calls our attention to the great love that God has bestowed upon us, by calling us his sons (or daughters).  What a great privilege it…

“Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.” Genesis 13:18 As usual, at the beginning of this month, I started reading the Bible through again.  I can’t remember how many years I have been doing this, but it has been a long time.  I have certificates to show for the last fifteen or so years but had been doing it long before that.  It always amazes me as I read through the familiar stories, that new thoughts and ideas jump out at…

“Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:  The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Genesis 49:22-24 Joseph was the firstborn of Rachel, beloved by his father, pampered and spoiled, perhaps, which caused his brothers to hate him.  To top it off, he was foolish enough to share his dreams with them only causing more antagonism. But God had a…