Dorothy Valcárcel

Christian Post Guest Contributor

Shiphrah and Puah

And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: And he said, 'when ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools

Expanded Blessings

"And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On...."

The Rotten Redeemed

"Then Judah came near unto (Joseph), and said, 'Oh my Lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh."

What Goes Around Comes Around

"Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, 'Can we find such a one as, this is, a man in whom the spirit of God is?'"

A Woman Spurned

"And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, 'See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.'"

Looks Can Be Deceiving

"And he (Judah) turned unto her (Tamar) by the way, and said, 'Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee;' (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law.)"

Tamar Goes to Timnath

"And she (Tamar) put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she (Tamar) saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. ...

A Compassionate God

"And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him."

A Sovereign God

"And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour....And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she (Rachel) called his name Benoni:

A Comforting God

"But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth." Genesis 35: 8