Advent, Day 4

Grape Harvest 2012

Grape Harvest 2012

The scepter shall not depart from Judah,

nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,

until tribute comes to him;

and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

Binding his foal to the vine

and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine,

he has washed his garments in wine

and his vesture in the blood of grapes.

–Genesis 49:10-11 (ESV)

Advent, Day 2

Landscape with Noah's Thank Offering by Koch

Landscape with Noah’s Thank Offering by Koch

I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.  When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.

–Genesis 9:13-15 (ESV)

Advent, Day 1

Serpent by Robert Oddy

Serpent by Robert Oddy

The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,

cursed are you above all livestock

and above all beasts of the field;

on your belly you shall go,

and dust you shall eat

all the days of your life.

I will put enmity between you and the woman,

and between your offspring and her offspring;

he shall bruise your head,

and you shall bruise his heel.”

–Genesis 3:14-15 (ESV)