Calvary Church
Learning to Trust
February 20, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 28:

Learning to Trust

February 20, 2022 / Genesis 28:

How God does it in is how God does it in (v.2)


Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law (Deut. 28:15-68), having become a curse for us — for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE” — in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. – Galatians 3:13-14 (NASB)

Abraham…was called the friend of God. – James 2:23 (NKJV)

Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold. – Genesis 13:2-3 (NASB95)

(Abram) He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative Lot with his possessions,

– Genesis 14:16 (NASB)

God’s Plan is bigger than my

Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel – Genesis 32:28 (NKJV)

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)

Before God works me He works me

To prepare Jacob (and me) to fulfill God’s purpose, God:

Will use Jacob’s

Uses a long journey out of the

From Beersheba to Paddan-aram will be

From Beersheba to Bethel is about

This journey will be through

Allows to be removed

Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us.” – Genesis 26:16 (NIV)

Allows to be removed

(To Abraham) …You are a mighty prince among us… – Genesis 23:6 (NASB)

Allows to be removed (v.11)

Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents. – Genesis 25:27 (NKJV)

What’s Missing? (v.11)

Allows a to be removed

This relationship will end

Rebekah loved Jacob. – Genesis 25:28 (NASB)

(Jacob’s Mom) Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you. – Genesis 27:8 (NKJV)

All this so that Jacob can learn to

(v.12) Ladder: cullam – a stair-case (Strong’s)

(vv. 13-16)

I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” – Genesis 28:15 (NIV)

Jacob goes from to (vv.16-19)

Luz: separation, departure; an almond (Hitchcock’s)

Beth-el: House of God (Easton’s)

Jacob tithed as a response to (vv. 20-22)

And Jacob voweth a vow, saying, ‘Seeing God is with me, and hath kept me in this way which I am going

– Genesis 28:20-22 (YLT)

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. – Malachi 3:10 (NIV)


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