March 28, 2022
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Day 086: Journey Through the Bible in a Year
Focus Verses for Today: Genesis 50:19-20
Take a few minutes to seek God’s true meaning in today’s journey. Read Genesis 48-50. Let’s journey!
Commentary: Since Reuben and Simon had sinned against their father, their blessings were instead given to the sons of Joseph, Manasseh, and Ephraim. Jacob (Israel) then gives his blessings to all of his sons. Joseph promised to bury his father with his fathers in Canaan. Following Jacob’s death, he was embalmed by physicians, possibly to avoid the occult rights normally associated with embalming in Egypt. Joseph’s brothers were concerned that Joseph still held a grudge and would act now that their father was dead. Unwilling to directly confront the problem, they used their recently deceased father to try and gain favor with Joseph. Such an act was unnecessary, as Joseph had truly forgiven his brothers. His forgiveness continues to reveal Joseph’s relationship with God. Joseph died in Egypt but his bones would not remain there.
Focus Verses: Genesis 50:19-20 – Joseph forgave his brothers completely! He did not hold a grudge or wait to exact vengeance. Do you forgive completely? Are you holding onto a grudge? Is there a person you have not completely forgiven? Ask the Lord to work in your life.
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