A Thought for Your Day — 50

A Thought for Your Day

Genesis 47:13-14, “Now there was no food in all the land, because the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine. Joseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain… continue reading»

A Thought for Your Day — 49

A Thought for Your Day

Joseph said he would introduce his family to Pharaoh as shepherds when he knew that occupation was loathsome to the Egyptians and he told his family to reinforce this perception. Genesis 46:33-34, “When Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’ you shall say, ‘Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth… continue reading»

A Thought for Your Day — 48

A Thought for Your Day

Genesis 45:28, Then Israel said, “It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.” Israel was Jacob’s YHVH-given name; “for you have striven with Elohe and with men and have prevailed”. Israel journeyed to Beersheba and offered sacrifices to YHVH. It is there that YHVH called… continue reading»

A Thought for Your Day — 47

A Thought for Your Day

2Samuel 5:17, When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard of it, he went down to the stronghold. In times of trouble there are many recorded instances of David going to the stronghold to inquire of YHVH. It… continue reading»

A Thought for Your Day — 46

A Thought for Your Day

Genesis 45:23, To his father he sent as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father on the journey. I find this to be a very interesting verse of scripture. The male donkeys were carrying the “fine” things; the… continue reading»