October 15-October 21, 2017


Genesis 49:1-33


Genesis 49 has given us the account of when Jacob blessed each of his sons, speaking “as one who speaks oracles of God” (1 Peter 4:11). From this report, we saw the faithfulness of Israel—fully assured and convicted of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1). But we also got to behold the faithfulness of God. In 2017, we can say with confidence that God was indeed faithful to the prophecy, especially of Judah. The scepter came to Judah when David became king, and it has not departed from between his feet because Jesus (the Lion of Judah) is on the throne now and for always. 

In your CG this week, talk about the faithfulness of God. Spend time with the Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts:

What facts are stated about God or the LORD in Psalm 16? What facts do you need to trust about Him?

Confess how you have not believed these facts you have discovered in Psalm 16. Confess also your own testimony of God’s faithfulness. For example, David confesses that “the lines have fallen for [him] in pleasant places; indeed [he has] a beautiful inheritance” (Psalm 16:6). How has God shown his faithfulness to you?

Pray for each other. Pray that you, like a child, would believe in God’s faithfulness. Pray also for those in your life who are separated from your faithful God. Pray that they would come to know God through your witness to his faithfulness.