“May He extend to you and your descendants the blessing He gave to Abraham, so that you may gain possession of the land where you are staying, which He assigned to Abraham.” —Genesis 28:4

Jacob received the same promise as his grandfather Abraham. Jacob saw a stairway to heaven, and God promised that a great nation would come forth from him and all nations would be blessed in him. Like Abraham, Jacob also promised to return a tenth part of his possessions to God. We too can choose to be like Abraham in inheriting God’s promises, in tithing, and in faith.

Prayer: Father, keep me from interfering with the work You want to do in my life.
Promise: “In solemn wonder he cried out: ‘How awesome is this shrine! This is nothing else but an abode of God, and that is the gateway to heaven!’ ” —28:17

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