The Life of Joseph – 30

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The Life of Joseph – Day 30

Genesis 46:1-2

When he reached Beersheba,he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I am,” he replied.

The Thought

At the beginning of this long slow journey, God spoke to Jacob in a vision reassuring him that all was well. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes (verses 3-4).

In Acts 6 we read of Stephen an active believer full of grace and power being seized because of his teachings and the miracles he was performing in the powerful name of Jesus. After his arrest, he was brought before the Sanhedrin (the legal body), and had to give his defence. His long speech of self defence takes most of the next chapter, and there we read that God’s promise to Israel had all come true. Jacob and his entourage went to live in Egypt there were 75 of them (Acts 7:14).


Think today about what Jacob’s fears might have been. What are your own fears for the future? Give them to the Lord in prayer. Be confident that He hears, and He sees, and He knows your thoughts and your worries.

Isaiah 55:8-9 – “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares The Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

God has more for each of us than we can imagine. Pray today that His plans for your life are fulfilled.

Read on through Genesis 46 to get to the end of this story of Joseph and God’s continual faithfulness to him and to his family.

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