Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Exodus 1:1 through 2:10

September 23, 2021

“And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.” (Exodus 1:14)

The circumstances of Ruth Harshner’s life were bitter. Her husband was an alcoholic, and they lived with their five small children in a two-car garage with no running water or inside plumbing. All...

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Daybreak: Genesis 36:1-43

September 22, 2021

“And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of...

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Daybreak: Genesis 35:1-29

September 21, 2021

“And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.” (Genesis 35:14-15)

One of the most recognized structures in Washington DC is the Washington Monument. Built to honor the man who was the military leader of the American Revolution and the...

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Daybreak: Genesis 33:18 through 34:31

September 20, 2021

“And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.” (Genesis 34:30)

Many times the wicked actions of an individual bring shame to an entire family. Edwin Thomas Booth (1833-1893) was a...

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Daybreak: Genesis 32:1 through 33:17

September 19, 2021

“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.” (Genesis 32:24-25)

Sometimes God must get us to a point of total submission before He can answer our prayers. Wayne Butler, now a pastor, experienced...

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Daybreak: Genesis 31:1-55

September 18, 2021

“And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.” (Genesis 31:3)

A promise from God can carry us through difficult circumstances. One morning as Saviour Nnodim, one of our Nigerian pastors, was praying, the Spirit of God prompted him to pray a Bible promise about protection. That evening when he left his office to go home, he was accosted by four...

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Daybreak: Genesis 29:1 through 30:43

September 17, 2021

“Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.” (Genesis 30:26)

As an employer, one of the first qualities I looked for in prospective employees was the trait of loyalty. Many individuals who applied for jobs tried to impress me with their knowledge, experience, or strengths, but I was interested in something deeper. What did their prior track...

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Daybreak: Genesis 28:1-22

September 16, 2021

“And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God.” (Genesis 28:20-21)

A Christian upbringing is a great blessing. However, a heritage alone is not enough to secure salvation. Each person must establish...

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Daybreak: Genesis 27:1-46

September 15, 2021

“And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: and she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: and she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.” (Genesis 27:15-17)

Have you ever heard it said, “The end...

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Daybreak: Genesis 26:1-35

September 14, 2021

“And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” (Genesis 26:22)

Several years ago, I built a new house for our family. My wife and I were excited about our new home, but the neighbors on one side of the property...

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