Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Brother's Reunited (Day 15/365)

Day 15: Genesis 43-46

Main People:
Joseph and his brothers

Key Points:
*They sure didn’t rush back for Simeon, did they?

*Even though everyone knew Joseph and Benjamin were Jacob’s favorites, the other brothers loved their Daddy very much. Judah offered to take all the blame if they didn’t get Benjamin back home.

*Joseph had the brother work to prove they had changed in nearly 20 years.

*They didn’t know who he was because 1) they thought he was dead and 2)He spoke with an interpreter. 

Verses that Jumped Out at Me:
43:14:  Finally, Jacob gave in and trusted God… well, he gave in and accepted his fate no matter what it was.

44:9—Don’t be hasty with your oaths (this comes up in Judges too)

45:5—Joseph knew it was God, not his brothers, who had put him where he needed to be to become a ruler over Egypt. He wasn’t bitter toward his brothers because he understood God was the one in control. How many of us would have been so understanding?

46:4—A sad/sweet verse: (God talking to Jacob) “I will go with you down to Egypt, and I will bring you back again. You will die in Egypt, but Joseph will be with you to close your eyes.” L *tear*

What occupation did Joseph tell the brothers to tell Pharaoh when he asked? Why?

Tomorrow’s Reading: Genesis 47-50 (the last day of Genesis J )

*To find the reading plan I’m doing, click on the “Our Reading Plan for 2013” tab.

*On January 31st, I’ll have a giveaway (I’m doing this at the end of every month). It will have to do with the reading (so I hope you’re keeping up ;) ) This month’s prize is an ebook copy of my book CROSSING THE DEEP and a $5 Amazon Gift Card


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