Notes: Genesis 28:10-22, Job 18

Genesis 28:10-22Job 18

Bible Narrative Project

Bildad just keeps hammering.

Genesis: Unlike Bildad, God comes to comfort Jacob in a dream when Jacob is running away from Esau. Jacob’s dream is of a ziggurat, the same sort of thing the folks from Babel tried to build, and the same sort of thing Jesus claimed to be (angels ascending and descending on the son of man). Soon Jacob will meet his beloved Rachel. Something that sticks out in so many instances of God (or an angel) appearing to a human, is the human’s amazement that they lived through the experience, though they were not physically threatened (not counting Jacob’s wrestling w/ the angel). God is just that mind-blowing. Jacob didn’t mention not dying, but he was afraid. I think being in-dwelt by the Holy Spirit, being the temple, the kingdom ruling in our hearts…means that wherever you go…there God is. We are holy ground. “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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