Devotion – Genesis 50

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S – “Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but God will certainly come to your aid and bring you up from this land to the land he swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

Genesis  50:24 CSB

O – Joseph demonstrates amazing forgiveness for his brothers at the end of his life.  As he prepared for death, he gives them words of hope.  “Come to aid” is based on the Hebrew word “pâqad, paw-kad.”   God would deliver the Israelites out of Egypt.  Ironically, it also means “to visit with friendly or hostile intent.”  Could this be a prophetic word along with Israel’s word of a messiah that was to come?  How I live determines whether the relationship is friendly or hostile.

A – Early in history, God established the role of Jesus as our messiah.  Jesus said he would come back to earth a second time.  I want to live each day so that I am honoring Him when he returns.

R – Lord, help me to do this.