June 29 Genesis 36:1-43
June 29 Genesis 36:1-43
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Thank You Father that You give us resources to care for our families, but I do ask that You help us put those resources that I know come from You, in the right perspective. Help me to have the right attitude toward money and use it wisely. Give me guidance as to how to use money and other resources to help people. Show me Your truth on how to use the gifts You give to further Your kingdom and not my own. Thank You for the opportunity to share the gifts You give with others. Sometimes it might be money we need to share, but sometimes it is my time that I need to give, or something else that can be a true source of comfort, strength or love to one who needs it. Open my eyes to how You would have me spend my time, money and gifts for You.
In Jesus’ name.
We see here the generations of Esau, who became the Edomites. We also see that Esau and Jacob both had so much wealth in the form of livestock and servants that they couldn’t dwell close together and both be able to feed and care for their livestock well.
I have to admit when I read this the first time it was just a list of names I struggle to pronounce, but when I reread the verses I saw that wealth kept this family apart.
How often do you think wealth comes between family members? Either jealousy of what another has, or fear someone will try to take what you have, or maybe just trying to keep up with one another. It is so sad that something so unimportant can come between people. I’ve see it myself with family members conniving to get the best or be the first to get their minerals sold so they don’t have to share the “pool” with the rest of the family members that have a right to those minerals. It isn’t money that is the problem though. It is our attitude about money. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil, not money itself.
Have you ever allowed money to become so important that it caused a problem with relationships in your life? Is there someone you need to forgive or ask forgiveness from?
1These are the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).2 Esau took his wives from the Canaanites: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite,3 and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.4 And Adah bore to Esau, Eliphaz; Basemath bore Reuel;5 and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.6 Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the members of his household, his livestock, all his beasts, and all his property that he had acquired in the land of Canaan. He went into a land away from his brother Jacob.7 For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together. The land of their sojournings could not support them because of their livestock.8 So Esau settled in the hill country of Seir. (Esau is Edom.)9 These are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.10 These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.12 (Timna was a concubine of Eliphaz, Esau's son; she bore Amalek to Eliphaz.) These are the sons of Adah, Esau's wife.13 These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.14 These are the sons of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.15 These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,16 Korah, Gatam, and Amalek; these are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.17 These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: the chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.18 These are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau's wife: the chiefs Jeush, Jalam, and Korah; these are the chiefs born of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.19 These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,21 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.22 The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.23 These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.24 These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he pastured the donkeys of Zibeon his father.25 These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah.26 These are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.27 These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.28 These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.29 These are the chiefs of the Horites: the chiefs Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,30 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, chief by chief in the land of Seir.31 These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites.32 Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, the name of his city being Dinhabah.33 Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place.34 Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.35 Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, reigned in his place, the name of his city being Avith.36 Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.37 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates reigned in his place.38 Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.39 Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his place, the name of his city being Pau; his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughter of Mezahab.40 These are the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their clans and their dwelling places, by their names: the chiefs Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,43 Magdiel, and Iram; these are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of Edom), according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession.