FACING FAMINE STUDY ON FACING FAMINE STORY WITH
FACING FAMINE MESSAGE
A warm welcome to you from
Bread. Today we’re joining Joseph in Egypt, and the seven years of
are beginning to take their toll on the food supplies that Joseph had stored
in the previous seven years of plenty.
Joseph took all the money that people
paid Joseph for food to Pharaoh, and when everyone’s money was spent, all
the Egyptians came to Joseph and begged for more food. Joseph said, If you
have no money, trade your cattle for food. So Joseph gave them bread in
exchange for horses and flocks and herds and mules and it lasted the people
for that year.
They returned to Joseph again and
said, It’s no secret that our money is gone and you have our herds. There
isn’t anything left but ourselves and our land. Buy us and our land for
bread and we’ll be servants to Pharaoh. Give us seed, so we can plant and
live and the land won’t be barren.
FACING FAMINE LESSON WITH FACING FAMINE EXPLANATION AND FACING FAMINE
So Joseph bought the entire land of
Egypt for Pharaoh. He spread the people out from one end of Egypt to the
other. Only the priests and their land were not bought. Joseph said to the
people, Today I have bought you and your land for Pharaoh. I give you seed
to plant in the land. When it is harvested, you will give one fifth to
Pharaoh and keep the rest for your own, for seed and for food for your
The Egyptians were grateful. Joseph
made it a law that Pharaoh get one fifth of their increase, except for the
land of the priests only.
Joseph's Dad, Israel lived in the land of Goshen, and his family grew
remarkably. He lived in Egypt for seventeen years and the time was
getting close for him to die. He called Joseph and made him promise
that he would not bury him in Egypt, but in the burying place of his
father’s. Joseph gave Israel his solemn promise.
Now we all know from what we’ve read
so far, that when a father died in those times, things seem to get very
interesting. Come back and join us again at Daily Bread, and see
what's in store.