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Find daily readings for this week below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We love hearing from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

OCTOBER 4

Read: Genesis 12:8-20

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 5

Read: Genesis 12:8-9

8 From there he moved on to the hill country on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and invoked the name of the Lord. 9 And Abram journeyed on by stages toward the Negeb.

Reflect: What is your daily ritual for spending time with God?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 6

Read: Genesis 12:10-13

10 Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to reside there as an alien, for the famine was severe in the land. 11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know well that you are a woman beautiful in appearance; 12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; then they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister, so that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared on your account.”

Reflect: How do you feel about Abram’s deceit to save his life?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 7

Read: Genesis 12:14-16

14 When Abram entered Egypt the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 15 When the officials of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16 And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female slaves, female donkeys, and camels.

Reflect: What do you think it means here that Sarai is referred to as “the woman” instead of by name?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 8

Read: Genesis 12:17

17 But the Lord afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

Reflect: Here, Sarai is referred to by name and relationship. How does that help you understand what God is doing? What is important to God?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 9

Read: Genesis 12:18-20

18 So Pharaoh called Abram, and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife, take her, and be gone.” 20 And Pharaoh gave his men orders concerning him; and they set him on the way, with his wife and all that he had.

Reflect: Could God be working through Pharaoh? How have you experienced God’s power and presence in surprising places?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 10

Read: Genesis 12:8-20

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

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