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Genesis 45 vs. 10-15 with Betty

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 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children’s children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:

11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.

12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.

14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

Twice Joseph’s brothers had come to Egypt for food.  Now that Joseph has revealed his true identity he is able to tell them that the famine will continue for five more years. He desires them to come and live near him in the region of Goshen so he can provide for them. 

Joseph sends them home to tell their father and to bring the old man to his side.

Afterward, in an amazing gesture of forgiveness, Joseph hugged and kissed all his brothers. 

The whole story of selling Joseph into slavery is a clear reminder to us that God renders good from all things.  Sometimes we despair because we don’t see the whole picture, but God always knows what the mosaic of the bits and pieces of people’s lives will look like when he has finished with his plan.

Betty Killebrew

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