Saturday, January 17, 2015

Genesis 47-48

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.” (Genesis 47:7). Pharaoh had given Jacob’s family good land and a promise of food during the severe seven-year famine. Thus we can see that Jacob’s blessing of Pharaoh harkens back to Genesis 12:1-3, where the Lord told Abraham that He would bless those who bless him and curse those who curse him. In every generation, those who look favorably upon God’s people will no doubt be rewarded.

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