Day 47 – Genesis 45

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V. 3-4 Notice the statement repeated (All the redeemed will always remember that we put the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross -John 1:2929The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)).
V. 5, 7, 8, 9 Joseph mentioned God four times. God was behind the terrible experience of Joseph of being sold as a slave, and was preparing a way for the whole family to be preserved and blessed.
V. 20 They were told not to worry about their own stuff (Phil. 4:66Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6)). Through suffering, Joseph received the crown (Heb. 1:3, 2:9-10, 9:28).
V. 16-20 The happiness that Pharaoh and all in his house had when they heard the news of Joseph's family, tells us what a grand reputation Joseph must have had.
V. 25-28 Joseph had told them to tell his father of all his glory in Egypt (verse 13) but notice in verse 26 the first thing they tell their father! The great point of Christianity is that Jesus lives. (Rev. 1:1818I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Revelation 1:18)). Jacob had believed the lies his sons had once told him, 37:32. Now when the truth is told, he will not believe. Many people gladly believe all the lies which are told about God. But they will not believe the truth. The day will come when God will make them believe a lie (2 Thess. 2:10-1210And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:10‑12)).