Monday, January 26, 2009

Day 24 extra :) Sanctimonious to the Sacred

Just thought I'd slip this one in to finish up the life of Joseph.
We can learn so much from his life, he went from swaggering child to be sold into slavery and learned a life of service in prison to becoming a servant and master of a nation.
Powerful though he was, it only came about because YHWH sent him to egypt beforehand in preparation for the time of rebuke he had decided for Pharoah, Psalm 105:12-20. He was to be a deliverer for the Israelite, it was incidental that Egypt benefited also.

Joseph died at the age of 110 and it looks like he is one of the first to die although he has second to youngest of the brothers.
It must have confused the brothers when Joseph told them that "God would surely come to their aid and take them out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham". All was well in the land it was a strange thing to say, they had no intention or need to move. Then he went the way of all the prophets before him. I wonder if any of them took his words to heart?

In a couple of weeks time (reading-wise not chronologically) we will see that the Israelite's prosperity bred fear in the Egyptians.

1 comment:

  1. It seems to be the way of God's words of prophecy. They tend to be obscure until the fulfillment comes to pass. I see this in the Revelation of Jesus to John in the Revelation 23:20 "Surely I am coming quickly", yet it has been 2,000 years. If we knew Greek better, we may of understood his words to mean, when he does come it will be suddenly.

    So we wait for the fulfillment of our home going. either way we will go quickly just because life is so short.
    Shirley Fay