Jacob, an Early Geneticist

In today’s Bible reading*, we see that Jacob is an early Geneticist. When most people think of the Father of Genetics, they think of Gregor Mendel, the mid-Nineteenth Century scientist who experimented with pea plants. He observed that in cross-pollinating the plants, predictable results would follow. But Mendel was not the first person to experiment…

Abram Follows God’s Call

In today’s Bible reading*, Abram follows God’s call to leave his home in Haran, at the border of modern-day Syria and Turkey. He went and down through modern-day Lebanon, Israel, across to Egypt, and back up into Israel, settling in Hebron. The trip from Haran to Canaan was about 400 miles. On foot. And Abram…

Praising God for His Creation

In today’s Bible reading, we see examples of praising God for His creation. First off, we see how integral Jesus is to creation. In John 1:1, John parrots Genesis 1:1 with a bit of elaboration. As we saw yesterday, “the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2 CSB) Straight…

Awe-Inspiring

In today’s Bible reading*, we see two things that are called, “awe-inspiring”: an awe-inspiring sign in heaven (v. 1) and the awe-inspiring works of God (v. 3). Awe is a word that is foreign to many Believers. We just don’t see things as being “awe-inspiring”. The things of God tend to be, quite frankly, normal. Boring….

The Two Witnesses  

In today’s Bible reading*, we see two witnesses given authority to prophesy/preach against the people’s sins for a period of time. During their allotted time, they are immortal; no one can harm them. At the end of the allotted time, people martyr the witnesses and leave their bodies on the street until the witnesses are resurrected…