Genesis ends with the deaths of Jacob and Joseph, and the seeds of God’s future redemption.
Jacob’s life ends as an example of how God through trials and time can change anyone into a useful servant of His kindgom.
Jacob lives the last years of a turbulent life in peace and joy.
Joseph reveals his identity – Israel moves to Egypt – God’s plan of redemption begins to take shape.
Joseph’s brothers show they aren’t the same men who sold him into slavery.
Have Joseph’s brothers truly changed from the selfish and vengeful group who sold him into Egypt?
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure and turmoil with it.
That we see God more clearly through the rear-view mirror than through the windshield is not a bad thing – it’s how Joseph saw Him too.
Sometimes we must wait without knowing how long, trust without understanding the plan, and obey because we love the One who asks us to.
God’s omniscient and we’re not – AND – How to respond to temptation.