16 January: Stairway to Heaven

Today’s chapter shows how the Creator God can work out His own Plan – even to the third generation of those with faith…

READ GENESIS 28  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


Earth: The Gateway to Heaven
Earth: The Gateway to Heaven

This chapter in Genesis is the first recorded vision of anything related to what heaven – the dwelling place of the Creator God – could be like. Abraham’s grandson, Jacob, saw what looked like a stairway to heaven. [v10-12]  Through this, I think that the Creator has confirmed two things for me today: (i) His Global Plan can be passed down even to the third and fourth generation of those who trust Him; and (ii) our Maker can even use people like Jacob – a grasping deceiver who was escaping the death threats of his brother after Jacob lied and tricked their father, Isaac, into handing over the family blessing.[a]

But Isaac knew that God couldn’t be tricked by humans. His parting words to Jacob [v3-4], tell me that only God can bring about His own Plan and He’ll do it as He wills it. [v13-15] …Read More… CLICK on “16 January – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting a personal connection with the Creator God? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

I will praise the Lord while I live! I’ll sing praises to my God while I have my being. [Psalm 146:2]

2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Use the link to pray for Africa[b]
  • Your Country: The homeless and poor
  • Yourself: Greater love for your family
  • Your concerns for today
Jesus said, “…all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” [Matthew 21:22]

3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Father, as I go about my daily choices, help me to remember what You said long ago: “Behold, I am fashioning calamity against those who do evil and devising a plan against them. So turn back, each of you from your evil way; reform your ways and your deeds.” [Jeremiah 18:11]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Lord thank-you that in You the weapons of the mighty are shattered, but the feeble are girded with strength. [1 Samuel 2:4]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator God’s Salvation Plan

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16]

[a] Genesis 25:29-34 and c27

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/africa/owtext.html

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