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MiketzDec 10

Miketz

This Too Is for the Good

Joseph stubbornly clung to an unshakable confidence in the God of his fathers. Even though everything had tumbled down around him, He kept looking to God and believing that God was working through the chaos, believing that he was right where God had placed him.

Joseph stubbornly clung to an unshakable confidence in the God of his fathers. Even though everything had tumbled down around him, He kept looking to God and believing that God was working through the chaos, believing that he was right where God had placed him.

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Tamar cloaked her identity behind a veil, but in her hands she possessed the proof of Messiah. When the time was right, she triumphantly produced the evidence. Tamar challenges us from across the span of more than three thousand years.

Rachel and Leah

Laban had two daughters: Rachel and Leah. Leah was older, but the Torah says that she had "weak eyes." Rachel, on the other hand, was beautiful. On their wedding night, Laban surreptitiously switched his daughters. He disguised Leah as Rachel, just as Jacob had disguised himself as Esau to trick Isaac. Jacob accidentally married Leah.

Jacob's Sukkah

Although Jacob did not build his booths to keep the festival by the same name, the LORD commanded his descendents to imitate him by building sukkot annually as a reminder of their journey to the Promised Land, during which they lived in huts and booths

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