Over the last month, we’ve heard about the creation story, the fall of mankind, and its continual bend towards corruption. Despite mankind’s bend toward destruction, we saw Him promise a seed – a man – that would one day crush evil’s head.
The thread of promises continues throughout the book of Genesis. He also made a covenant with Abraham to give him land and countless descendants that would bless all the inhabitants of the earth.
God’s covenant with Abraham continued through to his son, Isaac, and Isaac’s son, Jacob. The latter part of Genesis focuses on Jacob’s sons, the devastation they inflicted on their family by selling Joseph into slavery. Jacob, however, thought Joseph was dead.
Despite the evil his brothers inflicted on him, God gave Joseph wisdom and discernment to set him into a most powerful position in Egypt. He was in charge of everything – including grain in a time of famine.
When we left Joseph last week, he had just revealed himself to his brothers, Jacob found out he was alive, and Joseph had invited them all to come live in Egypt. Now, let’s see what happens next in Genesis chapter 46.
- Recap the story in your own words
- What did you see God doing in this chapter? What does that teach you about his character?
- How do you relate to this story? How do you need to respond?