1/29/2018 — Genesis Chapters 48 – 50

As we come to the end of Genesis what struck me in these last chapters is that the chapters present a combination — a combination of the history of an earthly family & God’s eternal plan.  The history of the earthly family of Jacob and Joseph is complete with all of the emotions we face —  deaths, births, and the joy of blessings.

And throughout all of these emotions we see God’s plan unfolding as stated in some of the final words of Joseph in Genesis 50:24:

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

 

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  • missliz

    One thing that strikes me about these chapters is how well Jacob knew each of his children. Reminding parents to pay attention to who God created their children to become. How often do we as parents try to steer our children in one direction or another rather than allowing them to develop as God created them. On the other hand, I have seen instances where the parent knows the child better than the child knows themselves. The answer? I guess to give our children the freedom to explore the many different possibilities presented in their lives, asking God to direct their ways.

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