Glad you could return again for today's
Daily Bread. Remember that Jesus said, It is written, man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). Where is it written, you may wonder?
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to
hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou
knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that
he might make thee know that man doth not live
by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
TWELVE SONS OF ISRAEL LESSON WITH TWELVE SONS OF
ISRAEL EXPLANATION AND TWELVE SONS OF ISRAEL SUMMARY
And where is the Word of God? That link will take you to a study that will help you to understand that JESUS is the Word of God. And His WORD is written in the Bible. Daily Bread is here to help you understand His Word better so that you can better do His will.
Let's continue with the life of Jacob
now and see what happens to him next. As you recall, his sons, Simeon and
Levi just killed all the males in the city Shechem in revenge of Shechem
shaming their sister, Dinah.
Jacob was troubled by it and feared
for his life and the life of his family. But God took care of all that. He
told Jacob to go stay in Bethel and make an altar there. Bethel is where
God first appeared to Jacob when he fled from Esau. It's the same place
where he dreamt of the ladder and where he set up the stone that he used for
a pillow as a pillar that he anointed with oil.
So, Jacob gathered his family and all
of his servants. He told them to get rid of any idols that they had, and to
change their clothes and be clean because they were going to Bethel to build
an altar to God.
They brought all their idols and the
earrings they wore and Jacob buried them under an oak tree in Shechem. As
they traveled, the fear of God didn't allow the Canaanites in the
surrounding cities to harm Jacob's sons for what they did to Shechem.When
they arrived in Bethel, Jacob built an altar to God.
TWELVE SONS OF ISRAEL INFORMATION WITH TWELVE SONS OF
ISRAEL MEANING AND TWELVE SONS OF ISRAEL DISCUSSION
And God blessed Jacob again and God
promised Israel that a number of nations would come from him and the land
that was given to Abraham and Isaac, God gave to Israel and his descendants
after him. Jacob set up another pillar of stone there where God talked to
him and they left there and went in the direction of Hebron.
Rachel was expecting a child at that
time and as they left Bethel, they weren't far from Bethlehem when she went
into hard labor. The midwife told her not to worry, that she would give
birth to this son too. Rachel died while delivering the baby boy. In her
dying breath she called his name Benoni, which means, Son of my sorrow. But
Israel called him Benjamin, which means, Son of the right hand.
Israel buried Rachel on the way to
Bethlehem and put a stone on top of her grave. Then Jacob went back to
Hebron, to where his father Isaac lived, and where his grandfather Abraham
once lived also, the Promised Land that God spoke of. Isaac lived to be 180
years old, and died. His sons Esau and Israel buried him.
Now Israel (Jacob) has twelve sons,
which will become the twelve tribes of Israel. But before that happens,
there is some mischief that takes place among the sons of Israel that end up
with some pretty serious dilemmas for one of them. All that and more, ahead
in your Daily Bread.
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