9/19 (M) 9/20 (T) 9/21 (W) 9/22 (R) 9/23 (F) 9/24 (Sa) 9/25 (Su)
Gen. 38:12-19, 24-26 Ruth 4:9-17 Num. 23:18-26 Num. 24:2-9, 15-17 Rev. 4 Rev. 5 Gen 49:8-12


It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now there were twelve sons of Jacob— the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun; the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin; and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s maid: Dan and Naphtali; and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s maid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram. -Genesis 35:22b-26

Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry.” Then Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be burned!” It was while she was being brought out that she sent to her father-in-law, saying, “I am with child by the man to whom these things belong.” And she said, “Please examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these?” Judah recognized them, and said, “She is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not have relations with her again. -Genesis 38:24-26

“The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. “He ties his foal to the vine, And his donkey’s colt to the choice vine; He washes his garments in wine, And his robes in the blood of grapes. “His eyes are dull from wine, And his teeth white from milk. -Genesis 49:10-12



Reuben was caught in sin with his father’s concubine, Bilhah (Gen. 35:22).  What were the consequences of Reuben’s sin?

Judah was caught in sin with his daughter-in -law, Tamar (Gen. 38:1-26).  What were the consequences of Judah’s sin?

Jacob prophesied that the scepter would pass to Judah and not to Reuben.  Why do you think this happened?

How do you think God sees this?

What does this say for us?