Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The First Book of Moses Called Genesis
Why Was Israel in Egypt
Jacob in Egypt Bible Story
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our Israel in Egypt Bible Study on the thought provoking Jacob in
Egypt Bible story and how it affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.
Israel in Egypt Bible Study
Jacob in Egypt Bible Story Explained
Glad you're back to share another story at Daily Bread. Today we join
Israel as he takes his entire family to Egypt to live, where he has
just learned that Joseph is still alive and rules over Egypt for
Pharaoh. Israel stopped on the way in Beersheba, the place where he
grew up, where he received his blessing from his father Isaac, and
where God had spoken to both Abraham and Isaac before. He offered
sacrifices to God there and God spoke to him in a vision of the night.
God said to Israel, I am God, the God of your father. Don't be afraid
to go down into Egypt, I will make you a great nation there. I will
go with you and I will bring you back again and Joseph will put his
hand on your eyes.
If you remember from the end of our last story, Israel wants to see
Joseph before he dies. When God said that Joseph will put his hand on
your eyes, He was assuring Israel that he would see Joseph again
before he died. (Joseph would be the one to close Israel's eyes when
Israel in Egypt Story
Jacob in Egypt Tears And Fears
So Israel left Beersheba and his sons took him and their children and
their wives in wagons that Pharaoh had sent to bring them. All the
people who came from Israel who were in Egypt were 70 souls. Israel
sent Judah ahead of them to get directions to Goshen, where Joseph
said they would live and he met them there.
When Joseph saw Israel, you can imagine it was quite a reunion.
Joseph embraced Israel and cried for a long time. Israel said, Now
let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are still alive.
Joseph knew that the Egyptians didn't like shepherds. He told his
brothers that he would go and tell the Pharaoh that all his fathers
family had arrived in Egypt, that they're shepherds and that they've
brought all their herds and flocks and everything that they own with
them. He told them that when the Pharaoh asks them what their
occupation is, they should say, Your servants trade has been about
cattle from our childhood until now, both us, and our fathers.
Israel in Egypt Settling In
Jacob in Egypt Purpose
Pharaoh didn't seem to mind that they were shepherds. In fact, when
they told him their occupation and that they didn't have any pasture
for their flocks because the famine was so bad in Canaan, Pharaoh
told Joseph to let them live in the best of the land, in the land of
Goshen, and if any of them were good enough, to make them rulers over
his own cattle.
Joseph gave them the land of Goshen, which is in the land of Rameses,
the best of the land, as Pharaoh ordered. He made sure they were all
comfortable and fed, even though the famine was starting to affect
Israel in Egypt Summary
Jacob in Egypt Conclusion
How will Joseph manage things now? He has just brought his entire
family down to Egypt and settled them into the best of the land, but
the food that he had the Egyptians store during the seven years of
plenty is running out now. You'll have to come back and see next
time, in your Daily Bread.
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare