She bore these to Jacob, sixteen in all. Jacob/Israel gathered everything that his people could transport and headed to Egypt. What did you do? 45:7 God sent me ahead of you to preserve you on the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 50:9 Chariots and horsemen also went up with him, so it was a very large entourage. Angels prepared the way for his reception.” The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. In this way the land will survive the famine.”. Joseph’s family was not included in the enslavement of the people and the acquisition of their money, land, and livestock. 43:15 So the men took these gifts, and they took double the money with them, along with Benjamin. Joseph advised Pharaoh to appoint and empower someone he trusted to oversee this so it would happen as instructed. 0000001194 00000 n Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine just as Reuben and Simeon are. (This number does not include the wives of Jacob’s sons.) 46:26 All the direct descendants of Jacob who went to Egypt with him were sixty-six in number. 1. and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxen. 41:54 Then the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had predicted. 39:12 She grabbed him by his outer garment, saying, “Have sex with me!” But he left his outer garment in her hand and ran outside. 45:6 For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite. 49:33 When Jacob finished giving these instructions to his sons, he pulled his feet up onto the bed, breathed his last breath, and went to his people. He clothed him with fine linen clothes and put a gold chain around his neck. Is my father still alive?” His brothers could not answer him because they were dumbfounded before him. Ask Him to show you where you need to forgive and reconcile and perhaps even restore a broken relationship, to show you where you where your decisions may be motivated by a sense of guilt, and whether or not that guilt is genuine or a lie of the enemy. And I, where can I go?” 37:31 So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a young goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood. 47:8 Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How long have you lived?” 47:9 Jacob said to Pharaoh, “All the years of my travels are 130. %%EOF A Chronological Daily Bible Study of the Old Testament 7-Day Sections with a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and a Practical Daily Application. Then he gave food to their donkeys. 48:6 Any children that you father after them will be yours; they will be listed under the names of their brothers in their inheritance. 49:19 Gad will be raided by marauding bands. 39:13 When she saw that he had left his outer garment in her hand and had run outside, 39:14 she called for her household servants and said to them, “See, my husband brought in a Hebrew man to us to humiliate us. Reuben persuaded them to throw him into a dry cistern (shallow well) instead as he planned to sneak back and rescue him – not out of love – but because he didn’t want Joseph’s blood on his hands. Following in the pattern of his father, Jacob/Israel’s mutually-deceitful relationship with Laban, Judah became ensnared in one with Tamar. 47:20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh. Note 2: When NET text is quoted in commentary and discussion all pronouns referring to God are capitalized, though they are lower-case in the original NET text. He tore his clothes, 37:30 returned to his brothers, and said, “The boy isn’t there! 40:5 Both of them, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, had a dream the same night. They spent some time in custody. Simeon and Levi were called-out for his cruelty, together with Levi, and told that the tribes by their name would be divided in Jacob (physical inheritance) and Israel (tribal roles). He got them through that year by giving them food in exchange for livestock. How did the Lord God turn those circumstances to good because you remained faithful to Him? How different might Joseph’s future have been had he ignored the Lord God and submitted to temptation? I will share the story of God’s blessing despite the ill-treatment of the world – giving all of the glory to Him – and emphasizing the blessing rather than the earlier mistreatment. The Egyptians mourned for him seventy days. 0000004111 00000 n 42:21 They said to one other, “Surely we’re being punished because of our brother, because we saw how distressed he was when he cried to us for mercy, but we refused to listen. 48:19 But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. Prepared by David M. Colburn and edited for bible.org in August of 2012. 45:26 They told him, “Joseph is still alive and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!” Jacob was stunned, for he did not believe them. How does the blessing and prophesy of Judah remind you of Jesus the Christ? 37:24 Then they took him and threw him into the cistern. The one who has it will become my slave, but the rest of you will go free.” 44:11 So each man quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it. We do not know who put the money in our sacks!”. 48:5 “Now, as for your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, they will be mine. The older sons reminded their father that they cannot return to Egypt without Benjamin. 42:20 But you must bring your youngest brother to me. If he tried to defend himself, a foreigner and a slave, he would have to call Potiphar’s wife a harlot and a liar. Joseph was commissioned by Pharaoh and was in charge of all the land of Egypt. Jacob/Israel challenged his older sons for standing around looking helpless in the face of the famine to go to Egypt and to buy some grain, but he refused to send Benjamin with them. 3. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you where God has redeemed good from what humans have intended for evil. Pharaoh was impressed with Joseph’s connection to the God Who sent his dreams so he echoed Joseph’s advice to appoint one “wise and discerning” - and appointed Joseph. If I have difficulty being certain what He is saying I will ask one who is qualified as a Biblical “elder” to ask God to reveal it to him. The feeding of large herds would have required that the shepherds move from field to field across many miles. 47:19 Why should we die before your very eyes, both we and our land? Then Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s palace. He wants to capture us, make us slaves, and take our donkeys!” 43:19 So they approached the man who was in charge of Joseph’s household and spoke to him at the entrance to the house. 7. 38:16 He turned aside to her along the road and said, “Come on! I will prayerfully reject any false-guilt the Holy Spirit reveals to me. What did you do? Jacob/Israel , at the direction of God, makes two of Joseph’s sons peers with Joseph’s brothers as heads of tribes. Where in the Old Testament have you observed the blessing and prophesy that Jacob/Israel communicated to his sons actualized in the generations to come? Do you have another brother?’ So we answered him in this way. Putting yourself in Joseph’s place, the favored son of his father (a man of considerable means), sold into slavery by his brothers, falsely accused and imprisoned while a slave, raised to great authority and power by a foreign king, married to an Egyptian woman with children by her, and now confronted with his brothers.

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