It was difficult getting through the genecology of Jacob’s sons that entered with him into Egypt. I noticed that chapter 47 referenced Rachel as Jacob’s wife but not Leah. So, after all the money ran out to buy bread from Joseph, the peoples of the land of Egypt sold themselves and their lands to Pharaoh in exchange for seed to sow in exchange of giving 1/5 of the harvest to Pharaoh and keeping 4/5 for themselves which Joseph made into law. Did this precedent eventually set the stage for Joseph’s people in future generations becoming slaves in Egypt after his death?
1) Jacob continues to follow God.
2) Jacob said that, his day’s are few, and evil. We should be mindful of that.
3) We will face tribulations in this life, as Christians, and followers of God.
What Joseph’s brothers did to him, they meant it for evil and jealousy, however, God meant it for the good. Because Joseph was in God’s care, he was able to be over all of the goods of Pharoah and in doing so, Joseph was able to save his father and all of his family from the famile/poverty. God at times will allow something (seemingly a bad thing or situation) to happen to us. to He could be preparing us for a GREATER CAUSE later. We don’t know or fully understand what’s in the MIND of God. Reflection Scripture – Phil 4:11 – Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Gods plan to preserve life. Today n 2021 we have a great racial divide n our community. Inequality—Racial injustices, murder & no accountability for such actions. Interesting n that there was division & segregation going on during Joseph’s era. In chapter 43 Egyptians considered Hebrew shepherds & nomads to be beneath them; as being vulgar.
(I continued to add to Biblical ancestry with review of Exodus 1-6, as I work my way back to where I left off in Leviticus. And, as I am adding more and more names to this “family tree” I am noticing a deeper connection as I am rereading these scriptures and am NOW being able to mentally place who’s whose. Loving it!)
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