[Linux4christians] Sunday Genesis 46
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*A Study with Daily Application*
The Family of Jacob goes to Egypt
46:1 So Israel began his journey, taking with him all that he had. When
he came to Beer Sheba he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
46:2 God spoke to Israel in a vision during the night and said, "Jacob,
Jacob!" He replied, "Here I am!" 46:3 He said, "I am God, the God of
your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you
into a great nation there. 46:4 I will go down with you to Egypt and I
myself will certainly bring you back from there. Joseph will close your
46:5 Then Jacob started out from Beer Sheba, and the sons of Israel
carried their father Jacob, their little children, and their wives in
the wagons that Pharaoh had sent along to transport him. 46:6 Jacob and
all his descendants took their livestock and the possessions they had
acquired in the land of Canaan, and they went to Egypt. 46:7 He brought
with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons, his daughters and
granddaughters -- all his descendants.
46:8 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt --
Jacob and his sons:
Reuben, the firstborn of Jacob.
46:9 The sons of Reuben:
Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
46:10 The sons of Simeon:
Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar,
and Shaul (the son of a Canaanite woman).
46:11 The sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
46:12 The sons of Judah:
Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah
(but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan).
The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
46:13 The sons of Issachar:
Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron.
46:14 The sons of Zebulun:
Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.
46:15 These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan
Aram, along with Dinah his daughter. His sons and daughters numbered
thirty-three in all.
46:16 The sons of Gad:
Zephon, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.
46:17 The sons of Asher:
Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah their sister.
The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malkiel.
46:18 These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his
daughter. She bore these to Jacob, sixteen in all.
46:19 The sons of Rachel the wife of Jacob:
Joseph and Benjamin.
46:20 Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt.
Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore them to him.
46:21 The sons of Benjamin:
Bela, Beker, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.
46:22 These were the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob, fourteen in all.
46:23 The son of Dan: Hushim.
46:24 The sons of Naphtali:
Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.
46:25 These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his
daughter. She bore these to Jacob, seven in all.
46:26 All the direct descendants of Jacob who went to Egypt with him
were sixty-six in number. (This number does not include the wives of
Jacob's sons.) 46:27 Counting the two sons of Joseph who were born to
him in Egypt, all the people of the household of Jacob who were in Egypt
46:28 Jacob sent Judah before him to Joseph to accompany him to Goshen.
So they came to the land of Goshen. 46:29 Joseph harnessed his chariot
and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen. When he met him, he
hugged his neck and wept on his neck for quite some time.
46:30 Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die since I have seen your face
and know that you are still alive." 46:31 Then Joseph said to his
brothers and his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, 'My
brothers and my father's household who were in the land of Canaan have
come to me. 46:32 The men are shepherds; they take care of livestock.
They have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'
46:33 Pharaoh will summon you and say, 'What is your occupation?' 46:34
Tell him, 'Your servants have taken care of cattle from our youth until
now, both we and our fathers,' so that you may live in the land of
Goshen, for everyone who takes care of sheep is disgusting to the
Lord, may I not be afraid as I step out in faith and go where You send me.
Jacon/Israel gathers everything that his people can transport and heads
to Egypt. He stops to make a sacrifice to God and during the night God
gives him a vision to encourage him on his journey
It is interesting to note that God knew then that Joseph would use the
famine as a tool to enslave all of the peoples in Egypt, trading grain
for all of their money, then all of their cattle, then for their
freedom. And he would give it all to Pharoah.
The people of Jacob/Israel were headed into what was to become a land of
slavery, but it was a land where they could multiply in great numbers,
and one that God promised he would /"... certainly bring you back from
The descendants of Jacob/Israel were listed as a matter of historical
Joseph instructs his family to deceive Pharaoh, telling him that they
tended cattle, because he wanted to give them Goshen but "/... everyone
who takes care of sheep is disgusting to the Egyptians./"
Joseph created a nation of slaves to benefit Pharaoh, his use of power
went far beyond what he had originally proposed to Pharaoh as a solution
to the famine.
Why would God allow Jacob/Israel's people to relocate to a land of slaves?
Reflect on this:
Joesph's integrity had limits as he had no problem with his family
When have you experienced, or observed, someone who was generally of
high-integrity forget their integrity for the sake of family or friends,
or abuse their power in unexpected ways?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you any place where you may be careless
about integrity for the sake of temporary benefit to family or friends.
I will carefully consider if I am selling-out my integrity to assist
family or friends. If so I will make things right. If not I will
celebrate God's victory in that part of my life.
Monday's text will be: Genesis 47
Have an http://Ultrafidian.com Day! Pastor David
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