From The Tent Door
From The Tent Door
From The Tent Door
Yvonne S. Waite
 

My Daily Blessing from My Daily Bible Reading
with meditations by my mother, Poetess Gertrude Sanborn

JANUARY 8

Genesis 24:4-–Genesis 25:21

WHOM TO MARRY

GENESIS 24:4, 25:20

"Thou shalt go unto my country. . .and take a wife unto my son Isaac."

Whom to marry is an important decision in a person’s life. Perhaps it is the most important.

We cannot help who our parents are. That is settled nine months before we were born. We cannot control how many children we have--though some feel they do with modern methods of birth control. We cannot choose the hour and place where we will die. But, we can control whom we marry! That is--if we think about it and do not let our emotions run away with our reason.

Abraham was concerned that his son Isaac would marry one of the Canaanite women. Canaan was where the father and son lived. It was the land to which God had led Abram and Sarai many years ago. It was the only land that Isaac knew. It was where father and son had friends and business acquaintances. Yet, Abraham knew that all those about him–except for a very few within his own household--were heathen people. They did not believe in the True God--the God with whom Abraham had a personal relationship.

The father’s greatest fear was that his son would marry into a race and religion that was not proper. Many parents have this fear. Many sons and daughters have been taught by their parents to be careful to whom they marry. I am sure Isaac heard about it all his life. So, it was not a surprise to him that his elderly father would send a trusted servant to Abraham’s far-away home town to search out the proper bride for his son.

We read later that forty-year-old Isaac married young Rebecca. He was a happy groom and she a trusting bride. The Bible tells us that Isaac loved Rebecca. What good words to read! Marriage should mean "love" as well as "reason." Let us encourage carefulness in marriage because the wrong decision can corrupt a life and ruin a future. (ysw)


"GLORY AND HONOUR ARE IN HIS PRESENCE"

(I Chronicles 16:27)

A most beautiful verse! He is with us in the hardest strait!

If it is His place for me, I will be strong though I am weak.

I may be glad, though I may weep, if I do my service as in His presence.

Glory and Honor unto him! (GGS, partially copied)

 

And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.

And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

(Genesis 18:10)

 

Under God's Care,

 

Yvonne S. Waite

The Church in Thy House

YvonneWaite@UnderGODsCare.org

 


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From The Tent Door
From The Tent Door
Yvonne S. Waite
 

My Daily Blessing from My Daily Bible Reading
with meditations by my mother, Poetess Gertrude Sanborn

JANUARY 9

Genesis 25:22-–Genesis 27:31

DECEIT & DESPAIR

GENESIS 27:1

"And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim . . .he called Esau his eldest son, . . .and said. . .I am old. . ."

 

In a fast review of Isaac’s life, we see how he respected his father, Abraham, loved

Rebecca, and favored Esau above all others. Why he favored his oldest son, we don’t know. This favoritism has been argued down through the times of Biblical history. In his old age, Isaac favored Esau more than ever. He enjoyed hearing of his son’s hunting escapades and desired to eat the cooked catch of such adventures.

Being blind, there wasn’t much enjoyment left in the old man’s life except Esau and his food. Such a sad commentary on life that all we care about is food. Because of Isaac’s appetite, as well as pure deceit by his wife and younger son, the last days of Isaac were days of family squabbles and deceit. How sad. LET US LEARN FROM SUCH DESPAIR TO MAKE THE CLOSING DAYS OF THOSE WE LOVE PLEASANT AND FILLED WITH HONESTY AS WELL AS CHRISTIAN KINDNESS. (ysw)


"GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART!"

It seemed I have had many hard and perplexing things happen to me and mine.

These were too great for me to cope with.

But God gave me this verse during a time of utter exhaustion.

It has been mine ever since!

‘MY STRENGTH AND MY HEART FAIL

BUT GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART

AND MY PORTION FOREVER.’"

(Psalm 73:26)

(GGS)

And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.

And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

(Genesis 18:10)

 

Under God's Care,

 

Yvonne S. Waite

The Church in Thy House

YvonneWaite@UnderGODsCare.org

 


Mailing Address

Bible For Today Baptist Church
900 Park Avenue
Collingswood, New Jersey 08108


Phone Numbers

Office:    856-854-4747
Home:    856-854-4452
Fax:       856-854-2464
Mobile:   856-261-9018


Web Pages

Under God's Care
With Tears In My Heart
Just For Women
Women's Corner
UPDATES


Recent Video

The Sunday Sermon
The Sunday Bible Study
The Thursday Bible Study
The Wednesday Bible Study
Theology Class
 Biblical Tutorial Class
 Greek Class