Jacob and His Sons Come to Egypt

So Joseph went and told Pharaoh, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan; they are now in the land of Goshen.” From among his brothers he took five men and presented them to Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to his brothers, “What is your occupation?” And they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are shepherds, as our ancestors were.” They said to Pharaoh, “We have come to reside as aliens in the land; for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks because the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, we ask you, let your servants settle in the land of Goshen.” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. The land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best part of the land; let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know that there are capable men among them, put them in charge of my livestock.” Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob, and presented him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the years of your life?” Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The years of my earthly sojourn are one hundred thirty; few and hard have been the years of my life. They do not compare with the years of the life of my ancestors during their long sojourn.” Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. Joseph settled his father and his brothers, and granted them a holding in the land of Egypt, in the best part of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had instructed. And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their dependents. (Genesis 47:1-12, NRSV)

So Jacob and his sons come from the land of Canaan to Goshen where Joseph is and Joesph asks Pharaoh if his family can live in the land of Goshen.  And Pharoh gives to Joseph what he asks because through Joseph God has saved all of Egypt. And not just for the people of Egypt but for his people and the tribes that are Jacob’s sons.

You see back when Joseph’s brothers plotted to destroy Joseph, God intervened and used what they meant for harm for the good of all people.

All things work together for good for those who love and trust God. We may not see it now, but God is always with us and helping us to move forward. And God will work in and through every situation.

Published by asacredrebel

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