Let Us Rejoice!

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 39:1-6   Does the Bible tell us that Joseph was downcast, that he complained, that he pined away for home, that he sought revenge on his brothers? No. Joseph chose to do the best he could with what he had. And the Lord was with Joseph, so he became successful working for his master, the Egyptian Potiphar. We can choose to look on the gloomy side or the bright. The Lord has promised: “So do not fear, …

Brothers’ Choice

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 37:12-36   Younger brothers and sisters can be a real pain! We often hear children complain about their bratty kid sister or brother who’s always around to shadow them, snitch on them, tease them. All her life, Marian had felt that her younger sister was her parents’ favorite because they always talked about her good points to Marian. Years later, she and the sister were talking about childhood days. When Marian told her sister about this, her …

Nice Guys Finish Last?

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 13:1-18 Abram could have chosen to take whatever land he wanted and give Lot the leftovers. Instead he graciously allowed Lot first choice. Abram took what was left. Because of his choice, God gave Abram the rest of the land and promised him descendants as numerous “as the dust of the earth” (v. 16). Lot had a choice. He had always lived in the country and probably longed for excitement. So he moved to wicked Sodom. Because …

You're Building a What?

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 6:11-22 God gave Noah a strange order. In the middle of dry land, he was to build a huge ark. Can you imagine what the neighbors must have thought? There must have been loud laughter as the sun shone down on Noah and his sons, hammering away at a ship with no sea in sight. Noah obeyed God. Caitlin has a problem at school. Before, she was in a school in which she was one of the …

The Big Apple Caper

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 3:1-24 Adam and Eve had it made. God gave them to each other and they were happy. God gave them a garden filled with everything they needed. They began life with a clean slate. No memories of past mistakes. Then came temptation. Adam and Eve chose to disobey God’s one request. Eve had a choice. Adam had a choice. Each made the wrong decision. Result? They lost their paradise because of disobedience. We are at the beginning …