Importance of the Second Son P4

                                                     Ephraim and Manasseh Before Jacob died he had an audience with Joseph and his two sons. Manasseh and Ephraim were adopted into Jacobs family and became his so that … Continue reading Importance of the Second Son P4

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Importance of the Second Son P3

AND GOD told Rebekah “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.” Gen 25: 23 The Younger, Jacob, had known that he would always fight with his brother Esau for the affections of … Continue reading Importance of the Second Son P3

The Importance of Being Second P2

Ishmael and Isaac Abram had two sons from different women. Ishmael was the son of Sarai’s Egyptian handmaiden Hagar whom she gave to Abram in hopes that he has a physical heir to his properties. Isaac, the son of the promise was born to Sarai when she was very old. Now Ishmael means God Listens … Continue reading The Importance of Being Second P2

Importance of the Second Son P1

CAIN and ABEL What is the true significance of these first two brothers? Christians understand it to be a story of jealousy which lead to bitterness and murder with eternal ramifications but there is more than meets the eye here. Cain, whose name means spear, was the first born and understood the land. Abel was … Continue reading Importance of the Second Son P1

The Importance of Being Second

Children are God’s gift to His creation. Not only are children born for parents to care for and learn joy and true love from, they are the future generations who will help bring God’s Kingdom to completion here on earth. God gave us the Bible to learn how He wishes us to live and celebrate … Continue reading The Importance of Being Second