Category Archives: Pondering Scripture

Joseph – week 4, day 1

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 43:1-10 (NRSV*) Now the famine was severe in the land. And when they had eaten up the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little more food.” But Judah … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 3, day 6

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 42:29-38 (NIV*) When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them. They said, “The man who is lord over the land spoke harshly to us … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 3, day 5

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 42:18-28 (ESV*) On the third day Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: if you are honest men, let one of your brothers remain confined where you are in custody, … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 3, day 4

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 42:6-17 (NRSV*) Now Joseph was governor over the land; it was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground. When Joseph … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 3, day 3

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 42:1-5 (NIV*) When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?” He continued, “I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 3, day 2

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 41:50-57 (NLT*) During this time, before the first of the famine years, two sons were born to Joseph and his wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On. Joseph named his older son Manasseh, for … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 3, day 1

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 41:37-49 (ESV*) This proposal pleased Pharaoh and all his servants. And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God?” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 2, day 6

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 40:25-36 (NRSV*) Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Pharaoh’s dreams are one and the same; God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 2, day 5

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 41:14-24 (ESV*) Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, … Continue reading

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Joseph – week 2, day 4

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 40:16-23 (NIV*) Finally, the king’s chief cup-bearer spoke up. “Today I have been reminded of my failure,” he told Pharaoh. “Some time ago, you were angry with the chief baker and me, and you imprisoned us in … Continue reading

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