Thursday Thoughts for Parents | What to Make of a Genealogy

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon, What to Make of a Genealogy, given on November 11, 2018.

This past Sunday, Pastor CJ taught from the passage in Exodus which contains the genealogy of Moses’ brother, Aaron. While the genealogy of Aaron could be seen as an interruption of the Exodus narrative, its inclusion gives us “a hint of God’s saving grace” that we don’t want to miss. Through a closer look at the significance of this passage, we see much of the nature of our God—His inexhaustible patience, His covenant-keeping steadfastness, and His quiet working to shape history long before Moses or Aaron arrived on the scene. Through observing the demonstration of God’s patience recorded for us in this text, we can also take heart in knowing His patience extends to us also. As CJ taught us Sunday, “Regardless of your excuses, regardless of your objections, regardless of your disobedience, regardless of your failures…you have not exhausted the patience of God.”


Read: Exodus 6:10-27

  • What are some ways that we can be reminded of God’s quiet working for our good?
  • How does confidence in the patience of God move us to deeper affections with God?
  • In what ways can we as a family regularly remind each other of the patience and promise keeping nature of our God?



  • Thank the Lord for His lovingkindness secured for us in Jesus.
  • Thank the Lord for His steadfast patience demonstrated in His Word that we can place our full hope and confidence in.
  • Thank the Lord, also, for our pastors and the preaching of His Word they proclaim week after week for our growth and good



[Post by Carl Hirst]