Genesis 26 and 27

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

Genesis 26 & 27 We are disappointed to read of Isaac showing the same lack of courage as his father.  There is a collective groan when he deceives Abimelech and puts his wife in danger through his lack of courage.  And yet God continues to show that his promises are unstoppable and that he is indeed in control even in …

Genesis 20, 21, 22

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

Genesis 20-22 Father Abraham Genesis 20-22 form for us the final major chapter in Abraham’s life.  From here he will fade in the story as Isaac rises to prominence, closing with his death recorded in Genesis 25. But before he goes we enjoy his greatest triumphs.  First, there is the birth of the promised son, Isaac.   We’ve walked with Abraham …

Genesis 12

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

The Gospel Preached to Abraham Here we begin the second major period of OT History. Period II – The Age of the Patriarchs Genesis 12-50 People: Abraham Isaac Jacob Joseph The context is set: God created and man rebelled against God.  The penalty is death.  What will God do?  Here in what appears to be the darkest possible moment, God …