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Narrative Lectionary Daily

Genesis 30:1-24, Rachel’s Jealousy

Too Many Wives Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. I’m not gonna lie — I think this whole story is seriously messed up. It appears Rachel and Leah are waging war against each other, and are using their maids and their children as weapons of war. Rachel can’t have kids, so she gives her handmaid to Jacob.…

Genesis 29:15-35, Jacob Marries Laban’s Daughters

Lean on God Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. Did you notice, as Leah was conceiving and giving birth to babies, how she responded to each pregnancy? She knew Jacob loved her sister, Rachel (his second wife) more than her, and she longed for his affection. When the first child was conceived, she thought, “Surely now my…

Genesis 29:1-14, Jacob Meets Rachel

Long-Lost Loves Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. No Facetime. No cell phones. Not even snail mail. When Jacob met with his uncle, Laban, it may have been the first news Laban had received of his sister, Rebekah, since she left to marry Isaac decades before. Considering this, it’s no surprise that Laban and Rachel responded so…

Genesis 28:6-9, Esau Marries Ishmael’s Daughter

Bitter Rivals Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. When Rebekah was pregnant with the twins, Esau and Jacob, she learned that the twins she carried who were at war, even from inside the womb, would be the heads of warring nations. (Genesis 25:23) After Jacob left to take a wife from within the family, Esau also took…

Genesis 27:30-40, Esau’s Lost Blessing

Siblings Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. Despite the fact that Jacob, later to become Israel, is clearly the hero of our Bible stories, this is still a heartbreaking story to behold! My heart aches as I listen to a son, whose birthright was to receive the blessing of his father, learn that he has been cheated…

Genesis 27:41-28:5, Jacob Escapes

Pay the Piper Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. My best friend is a rule follower. What drives her crazy about me is that I’m a rule bender. Real talk — I’m a rule breaker. When you bend/break the rules, you begin to learn what you can get away with and which rules need to be followed. And…

Genesis 26:1-33, Isaac and Abimelech

Solid Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. Why is it that some people have such a hard time with the success of others? King Abimelech was perfectly happy having Isaac seek shelter from the famine in his land — until Isaac nearly defiled one of Abimelech’s men with his wife/”sister”, Rebekah. Abimelech sent him on his way.…

Genesis 25:29-34, Esau Sells His Birthright

Leverage Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. Jacob was quite a trickster. Even before his more famous stealing of Esau’s blessing from the ailing father, Jacob was well on his way to cheating his brother out of as much as he could. In this instance, Jacob saw an opportunity when Esau came in from the field literally…

Genesis 25:19-28, The Birth of Esau and Jacob

Rivalries Narrative Lectionary Daily Devotions written by Kace Leetch from Clergy Stuff. Rebekah and Isaac were married a long time before Rebekah conceived a child. Isaac had prayed for a child, and finally, after twenty years of marriage, Rebekah conceived twins. The two fought within her from conception, and never stopped fighting. Rebekah and Isaac had wanted babies, and now that they…