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.
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.
God’s ways are truly unfathomable.
Life is messy. We are messy. God is faithful.
Jacob is a changed man, but his earlier life continues to haunt him through his sons.
We all have Esaus we have to face.