FINISHING WELL

Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the length of Jacob’s life was a hundred and forty-seven years. And when the time drew near for Israel to die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If now I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my…

In the grip of Grace

So today my heart was captured by this sweet poem that I thought I would treat ya’ll with….enjoy. Ponder the achievement of God. He doesn’t condone our sin, nor does he compromise his standard. He doesn’t ignore our rebellion, relax nor his demands. Rather than dismiss our sin, he assumes our sin and, incredibly, sentences…

IN-HOUSE HELPER

Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks and their herds and all that they own, have come from the land of Canaan, and they are in the land of Goshen.” He took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to his…

EXTRAVAGANTLY EQUIPED FOR THE JOURNEY BY THE GRACE OF GOD.

When the news was heard in Pharaoh’s house that Joseph’s brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants. Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: load your animals and return to the land of Canaan [without delay], and get your father and your households and come to me. I will give…

SERVING YOUR ENEMIES

When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present [of tribute] which they had with them and bowed to the ground before him. He asked them about their well-being, and said, “Is your old father well, of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?” And they answered, “Your servant our father…

THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD BRINGS PROSPERITY

The Lord was with Joseph, and he [even though a slave] became a successful and prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to prosper (succeed) in his hand. Genesis 39:2-3…