This coming Sunday I am speaking on Genesis 38, the sad story of Tamar. I have found the “Read Scripture” videos from Bible Project very helpful for understand the bible. Watch these videos if you want to get a sense of how the story of Genesis 38 fits into the rest of the book, and the rest of the bible.
Don’t be put off by the silly way this video approaches a serious question. Whether its just trying to be cute, or to reach a certain demographic that likes this kind of thing, look beyond the form and consider the content.
What do you think?
Someone recommended this song to me as we consider the call we have received.
A good reminder that this specific vocational call is part of a bigger calling.
I am called to grow deeper and stronger and fuller in my life in Christ!
Sitting around and waiting, playing it safe, avoiding difficulties is not our calling.
God placed Adam and Eve in a beautiful garden; they could just stay put… but…
They would have missed out on what God wanted to do in and through them.
“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” (Genesis 1:28)
This involves moving out, not staying put; embracing change and not safety.
As a Jesus follower, what are you aiming for – or settling for?
We are called to go, not to retreat.
We were made to live for, not to hide from.
‘A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.’ (William G.T. Shedd)
Jesus is asking YOU to answer His call, to follow Him with Your life.
Who is He asking you to be for Him?
What is He asking you to do for Him?
Where is He calling you to serve for Him?