ENCORE PASSOVER

Earlier this week, I received a request from Pastor Silas Muriuki, head of a Sabbath Mission in Kenya on how I think they should celebrate the coming Feast of Passover, and Unleavened Bread. I have in the past written on both feasts, on several occasions here on this blog (and you can find the links […]

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BIBLE STORIES (34): ESAU’S BLESSING

Quick recap. Jacob, in cahoots with his mother managed to prise the blessings Isaac meant for his beloved Esau, on his death bed, while the latter had gone to hunt venison in order to make for his father, soup much to his liking, according to his command so he could be blessed. Unfortunately, Esau arrived […]

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BIBLE STORIES (33): JACOB’S BLESSINGS

I have often wondered how I’d feel if I’d received the kind of blessing Jacob received at the hands of Isaac. I would be so head-swollen (Nigerian lingua), that I’d attempt to stand before a moving train just to test the efficacy of such blessings in my life. His was more expansive than Abraham, and […]

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BIBLE STORIES (32): THE COST OF ESAU’S LOST BIRTHRIGHT

“For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him that they may keep the way of YAHWEH, to do righteousness and justice, to the end that YAHWEH may bring upon Abraham that which he had spoken of him” – Genesis 18:19 The verse quoted above […]

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BIBLE STORIES (31): ISAAC & ABIMELECH MAKE A COVENANT

“When a man’s ways please YAHWEH, HE makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” – Proverbs 16:7 I couldn’t set this off without the above quotation, because it kept ringing in my head as I read through the words that will form the body of this blog post. As you peruse through, […]

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BIBLE STORIES (30): ISAAC & XENOPHOBIA

Now, the fact that YAHWEH has midwifed your transition to a place doesn’t necessarily mean there’d be no challenges there. Even the children of Israel who were promised and taken to a land “flowing with milk and honey”, didn’t quite find it literally so. In the case of Isaac, his first test in the Land […]

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