Day 49 – Genesis 47

Genesis 45  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
V. 1-12 Joseph's family is settled in the best part of the land of Egypt (verses 6 & 11)
V. 13 26 Joseph is in complete control of Egypt. How they must have loved Joseph. This part of the story is a picture of the coming day of the 1,000 year reign of the Lord Jesus. The earth shall prosper and be at peace. Psa. 72:1-91<<A Psalm for Solomon.>> Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. 2He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. 3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. 4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 5They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. 6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. 7In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. 8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. (Psalm 72:1‑9) and Isa. 11:4-94But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:4‑9) are well worth reading (about the millennium).
V. 27-31 Jacob's (or Israel's) last days. But in spite of the lovely place he must have had, although it must have been a great thing to have his son the governor of the whole country, Jacob now turns has thoughts back to the land of promise! His resting place was not to be in Egypt, but in Israel.