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  1. GoodBible resolutions • Command (of God) • Context (through Heaven’s eyes) • Commitment (not about New Year!)

  2. Who made them? GoodBible resolutions • Jacob: The resolve to follow • Daniel: The resolve to live differently • Jehoshaphat: The resolve to ask God • Hannah: The resolve to give back to God • David: The resolve to control our words • Habakkuk: The resolve to rejoice • Paul: The resolve to know Jesus

  3. Jacob resolves to follow GoodBible resolutions • Jacob’s retreat • Jacob’s resolution • Jacob’s response

  4. Jacob resolves to follow GoodBible resolutions Abraham, Isaac… Jacob… [& Esau] Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.” (Gen. 27:46).

  5. Jacob resolves to follow GoodBible resolutions • Jacob’s retreat(28:10). • Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night

  6. Jacob resolves to follow GoodBible resolutions • Jacob’s retreat(28:13f). • “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

  7. Jacob resolves to follow GoodBible resolutions • Jacob’s resolution(28:20f). • Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my father’s house, then the LORD will be my God…

  8. Jacob resolves to follow GoodBible resolutions • Jacob’sresponse (28:22). • …and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”